Injuries to the head and neck during sports, accidents, and other traumatic events are common. Two of the most frequently occurring conditions in the head and neck area are whiplash (a particular neck injury from high velocity forces) and concussion (a closed-head injury, sometimes called mild traumatic brain injury). These two injuries could both occur during the same incident, but not always in ways that are immediately obvious.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. A hard blow to the head can shake the brain inside the skull, resulting in bruising, broken blood vessels, or nerve damage to the brain.
A concussion can cause impairment with such things as concentration, memory, problem solving and behavior. It can also lead to frequent headaches, dizziness, sensitivity to light and problems with balance.
Dr McAfee has specialized in Concussion treatment for the past 6 years. Dr McAfee has received extensive education on the central nervous system of the human body. The two main components of the central nervous system are the brain and spinal cord. Keeping the central nervous system healthy are essential to all systems within the body functioning normally and at peak levels; especially with Concussion patients. His extensive care for athletes of all ages has allowed these patients to enjoy:
- Shorter recovery times
- Enhanced focus and mental clarity
- Extended athletic careers
- Increased energy and performance
- Reduced injury rates
- Better understanding of true health and wellness
For a complete concussion examination and concussion treatment protocol with Dr McAfee call us at 817-594-0281 today.
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