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Concussions & Brain Injury

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Concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury, typically present with a variety of signs and symptoms, which can be immediate or delayed. Common initial signs include confusion or feeling dazed, a loss of consciousness (even briefly), amnesia surrounding the event, headache, dizziness, and ringing in the ears. Victims may also experience nausea or vomiting, slurred speech, and fatigue.

Delayed symptoms, which can surface hours or days after the injury, include concentration and memory complaints, irritability and other personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise, sleep disturbances, psychological adjustment problems and depression, and disorders of taste and smell. It's crucial to remember that concussions can occur with or without a loss of consciousness, and symptoms can vary in severity. If a concussion is suspected, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.


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Rest has its limits. You need a second opinion

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Do you feel like your practitioner’s only solution to your head or neck injury is to “rest” – yet you’ve done plenty of that and your symptoms still won’t go away?

Up to 15% of patients diagnosed with a mild concussion continue to experience symptoms beyond 3 months*.

If you have fallen victim to this, you don’t need more rest – you need a second opinion.

Get immediate, accurate answers

Unlike MRI or CT scans, which are important to rule out structural problems, we use qEEG Brain Mapping at our clinic in Calgary, AB to look at function. With pinpoint accuracy, we are able to identify what parts of the brain aren’t “firing” correct, and why.

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Achieve lasting results

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Since a concussion is a brain-centered problem, it must be solved at the level of the brain, not lower. Our method is different because we target the neuro-circuitry of the brain directly and achieve and maintain more permanent improvements than other available solutions.

Feel better, in less time

Concussions are complex and specific to each person involving multiple bodily systems. We combine the latest in neuroscience, integrative medicine and functional neurology to address all bodily systems and get you the most immediate relief.

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Concussion Testimonial

The fact I’m sitting here with the lights on […] is a miracle to me. I hit a patch of ice… first thing that hit, was the back of my head…The fact that I’m sitting here with the lights on and no sunglasses is a miracle to me. I never thought I’d see that again. Plus, my aversion to noise went away. The shaking inside stopped.

CRAIG HAUER
Calgary, AB


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Symptoms we help with:

  • ✓ Sensitivity to light and sound
  • ✓ Forgetting what you were saying or doing
  • ✓ Difficulty connecting with people
  • ✓ Brain fog that feels like you’re in a fish bowl
  • ✓ Dizziness, disorientation and motion sickness
  • ✓ Headaches and migraines

Your Protocol Will Include...

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A comprehensive assessment

You’ll receive physical and cognitive tests that provide us with a baseline benchmark and point us to the real source of the problems. This includes qEEG Brain Map, memory testing, balance and coordination tests, spacial awareness tests, and a thorough review of your history and how it relates to what you are experiencing.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. At our clinic in Calgary we observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to you and we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. It is very safe and effective.

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Nutraceuticals

Concussions often result in shearing of nerve tissue, damage to blood vessels, cranial nerves, and a bruise on the brain. This causes a lack oxygen and blood flow to the damaged tissue and biochemical changes that hamper healing. Nutraceuticals are very high-quality supplements. We choose the right types and dosage most effective at helping your brain heal.


If necessary, we also have close relationships with practitioners outside the office that we can refer you to, such as a neuro-optometrist.

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