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Your team of Doctors at the FNC have helped thousands of people suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome.

A Concussion is a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) that usually happens after a blow to the head. Post-Concussion Syndrome or symptoms (PCS), is a complex condition in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks and sometimes years after the injury that caused the concussion. Post-Concussion Syndrome is more common than many people realize. You may have even lost hope after suffering for so long after your initial injury. However, even if you’ve seen multiple providers, there is still hope. When you trust the team of Doctors at theFNC, your brain is in good hands.

About Concussions

What Happens in the Brain During and After a Concussion?

The area most commonly, and most severely damaged during a concussion is The Frontal lobe. This part of your brain determines your behavior, executive functions, rational thinking, and emotional responses. Your brain is surrounded by fluid and protective membranes that provide cushioning. During an impact, the brain can be bruised from having been thrust against the inside of your skull. Also, different parts of your brain can move at different speeds from the impact, producing shearing forces that can stretch and tear nerve tissue. This is why a concussion is also considered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). In time, some nerve fibers can recover, but the more severely injured nerve fibers can permanently lose their ability to send signals and communicate with other brain cells.

Symptoms

In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months. Sometimes, they can persist for a year or more and change over time.

Emotional

Easily confused with other mental health conditions, emotional symptoms can include depression, anxiety, and feeling a loss of motivation and irrational or impulsive behavior.

Cognitive

Foggy brain, difficulty focusing and feeling as though you’ve lost a word or memory are common symptoms of PCS. Impaired judgment, impacting attention span, and organization may accompany your foggy brain poor concentration and headaches.

Physical

Headaches, light and noise sensitivity are amongst the most exhausting symptoms to endure.

Sleep

Insomnia or excessive lethargy and sleepiness can be disruptive to daily life.

High Tech Therapies

GyroStim

The GyroStim is a state of the art, multi-axis rotating chair that works with balance, cognitive and sensory integration and can effect proprioception. It is also used as a vestibular therapy for vestibular rehabilitation and in concussion therapy and recovery.

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Patient Testimonials

"After day three I felt a significant enough difference...it was a success!"

Andy / Minneapolis, MN

"My experience here was wonderful."

- Susan

Light Sensitivity from Concussion
Subtraction symbol Subtraction symbol Can you help with post concussion fatigue?
Yes by addressing the frontal lobe specifically with combinations of dual tasking, cognitive training and addressing underlying issues such as eye tracking and vestibular dysfunction we can improve the regions of the brain that may be draining energy away from cognitive function.
Subtraction symbol Subtraction symbol Can you help with whiplash and pain?
With combinations of manual therapy, ARPwave, laser and vestibular exercises we have had success addressing stubborn pain based conditions.
Subtraction symbol Subtraction symbol How can I tell if my child has post concussion syndrome?
If your child’s symptoms align with the description of Post Concussion Syndrome they may in fact have Post Concussion Syndrome. For a more concrete diagnosis, please schedule a Neuro-Exam, Discovery Day or Weekly Intensive.

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