Functional Neurology Approach for Post-Concussion Symptoms
Did you know you don’t have to lose consciousness or hit your head to have a concussion?
Common post-concussion symptoms:
- Blurred vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble focusing or reading
- Shortened attention span
Difference between Conventional Medical approach and Functional Neurology approach:
Conventional Medical approach
Conventional medicine will often prescribe pain killers, migraine medication, or anti-nausea medication to try to manage the symptoms. This can help short term. If symptoms last longer than one month, the root cause of the problem is not being addressed. As a result, symptoms may never resolve!
Currently there are no definitive imaging or diagnostic tests that exist to confirm if someone has had a concussion or not. Diagnosis is largely based on symptoms, which can be very subjective.
Functional Neurology approach
A detailed neurological exam will test for deficiencies between balance and coordination, and speed and accuracy of eye movements. Each one of those systems—when out of sync with each other—can cause chronic symptoms that are often experienced after a concussion.
*To learn more, read How can Functional Neurology help me?
Solution to supporting post-concussion symptoms
The comprehensive neurological exam is the most accurate way to determine deficiencies in neuro function after a minor head injury.
Schedule your post-concussion consultation with Dr. Ernesto Medina, our Functional Neurology practitioner, to learn how the Bay Area Health and Wellness Center can help you. We work with each patient individually to determine the best, and most natural way to help you on your path to recovery.