New research by Kathryn Schneider, PhD, a researcher with the Faculty of Kinesiology's Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, has shown that physiotherapy concussion treatment that combines treatment of the cervical spine (the vertebrae in your neck) and vestibular system (the inner ear) is four times more likely to lead to an athlete's medical clearance for return to sport by eight weeks.
Research by UB's John Leddy has found that it is difficult to distinguish between concussion injury and neck injury based on symptoms alone.
By Gael Hannan On July 21, 2014
The Hearing Husband and I sat on individual floor mats, waiting for the instructor to arrive for our first-ever yoga class. It was an introductory session offered by our fitness center and we thought why not?
I was about to learn why not.
By David H. Kirkwood
LONDON–A report issued July 9 by the British Commission on Hearing Loss further confirms the enormous economic toll that untreated hearing loss takes on those with the condition–as well as the rest of society. It also explores why in the United Kingdom, where hearing aids are free, only 20% of the 10 million people with hearing loss have them and, of those, only, 70% wear them regularly.
Teens dealing with the after effects of a concussion can go through a variety of painful problems, ranging from dizziness to headaches and even memory loss. Now, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky in Lexington found that those who are sensitive to light or noise following recovery from the health issue may also be at an increased risk for anxiety and even depression.
The initial component of the first concussion guidelines that are completely evidence based has identified 4 "prevalence indicators" of concussion.
Written by Paul Takahashi, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Dizziness is a common problem with many possible causes. They can range from relatively minor issues, such as certain medications triggering dizziness, to more serious underlying medical problems. When dizziness persists, as in your case, it is a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor and have the condition evaluated.
By Lisa Copen, Founder of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week and Rest Ministries
It's summertime! And it seems everyone must be playing beach volleyball or experiencing their perfect vacation. It is easy for the chronically ill person to feel left out. Those of us with illness aren't supposed to be in the sun, we can't always have that sip of wine, and traveling can seem impossible--even if it is just a daytime outing.
It doesn't have to be this way, however. With a few tools and preparation summertime can be full of a few fresh memories that will make you smile when you look at your photos this winter.
By Tara Guastella, Hearing Loss Resources
The Fourth of July is a great time for barbecues, trips to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. But fireworks and firecrackers, ubiquitous to many Independence Day celebrations, not only are a potential fire hazard, they also can do permanent damage to one's ears.
Tarvez Tucker, MD, is a neurologist at the OHSU Brain Institute. In this article Dr. Tucker discusses “The Collision Syndrome: Football, Warfare, and Late Effects of TBI.”