Traumatic Brain Injury

How Does Neck Injury Cause Chronic Health Problems? | Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles

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Upper Neck Injury | Chronic Pain And Health Problems | Neck Trauma And Neurodegenerative Pain and Disease In 2015 Neurology Research International published a 20 page article written by Mike Flannagan D.C. discussing the relationship of the upper neck and its role in overall health and human physiology.  It has long been known the upper neck and its working parts, brain-stem, spinal nerves, arteries, joints, and soft tissue are of great significance in overall body function.  Dr. Flanagan puts CONTINUE READING [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Los Angeles

Sub-occipital Muscle Tone and How Its Relates to Traumatic Brain Injury Los Angeles - Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles An article was recently published by Fakhran S et al(1) that studied the relationship of the sub-occipital muscle(back of neck)  tone and severity of symptoms experienced in post traumatic brain injury patients.  Interestingly, the research found that there was a correlation between increased tone of the rectus capitus posterior minor (Figure. 1) muscle and increase CONTINUE READING [...]

Sports and Post Concussion Syndrome-Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles

Post Concussion Syndrome Doctor Los Angeles It is officially fall and that means both school and youth sports are in full swing. Football and soccer are two of the most popular fall sports and cause the most concussions for student athletes. According to the Centers for Disease Control football is the leading cause of concussions among males and soccer is the leading cause for females. 53% percent of high school students had a concussion before starting high school sports. 36% of college athletes CONTINUE READING [...]

Post Concussion Syndrome, Traumatic Neck Injury? Los Angeles Post Concussion Syndrome

Post Concussion Syndrome, Traumatic Neck Injury? Los Angeles Post Concussion Syndrome   There is a lot of talk lately about Post Concussion syndrome.  After the NFL lawsuit and Jim McMahon’s recovery, Post concussion syndrome has made national headlines. Post concussion has always been prevalent.  However the rise in extreme sports and fallout from those that suffer, has brought the issue front and center.   Like many syndromes, Post-Concussion was little understood and much to CONTINUE READING [...]

Foot Clonus Recovery Los Angeles- Upper Cervical Chiropractic

      Foot Clonus Recovery Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles Most people would never think that a neck injury could be the underlying cause of foot spasms and clonus.  However, the Upper Cervical Spine houses the brain-stem and this area is responsible for muscle tone control throughout most of the body.  Severe neck injuries and head trauma have been known to cause spastic muscles in various regions of the body.  This is a sign that a severe irritation CONTINUE READING [...]