Traumatic Brain Injury TBI & Leaky Gut

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

traumatic brain injury mTBI | Best Toronto Chiropractor
Tramautic Brain Injury (TBI or mTBI= mild TBI) or concussion is directly linked to your gut.  During a TBI you disrupt the communication between your brain and your digestive system which transmits information by nerve, hormones and immune system pathways. The communication disruption causes your intestines to be more leaky than it normally would be.  A leaky gut or intestine thus in turn worsens brain inflammation after a Traumatic Brain Injury TBI. A study found that when mice were infected with a particular bacteria in their intestines their brain became more inflammed[1]. TBI triggers a vicious cycle, in which brain[...]

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?   Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is also known as ulnar nerve entrapment. It’s the second most common nerve entrapment after carpal tunnel syndrome. The ulnar nerve can be trapped in a few different places around the elbow as it travels down the arm into the forearm.   Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms Tingling in the ring finger and baby finger Numbness on hand near the baby finger Keeping your elbow bent for long periods of time will cause aches and pain on the “funny bone” side of the elbow along with numbness and tingling of the baby finger[...]

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Best Concussion Management Options

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Concussion Management
Research of concussion management has now found that exercises and earlier return to school are better [1].  Is your chiropractor or physiotherapist recommending you stay in a dark room or avoiding all screens until you are better? Every concussion has its own unique spectrum of symptoms so should be should be customized. 

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Concussion Rehabilitation: Best Practices

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Concussion rehab: vestibular rehab and cervical rehab
Concussion rehabilitation was found in many studies to be helping people get back to sport in under eight weeks.  After a concussion, the most frustrating things are neck pain, dizziness, headaches, balance problems and brain fog that just won’t stop.  Every time you try to do more weights or go back to your sport the symptoms get worse. Most concussions resolve within 7-10 days. If your concussion is going on longer than this, it’s time to take action.  There is evidence from research that shows that rehabilitation of the balance centres and the neck can decrease the time to return[...]

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