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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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

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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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Step By Step Return To Sport After A Concussion Part II

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Post Concussion Syndrome | Best Toronto Chiropractor Dr Ken Nakamura
  The great news is that most symptoms of concussions or post-concussion symptoms resolve within 3 weeks. If your post-concussion symptoms are persistent take these steps to ensure to you recover properly. Below are listed the 8 steps in chronological order that you need to do in order to get better.   If you are stuck at a step it means it’s time to get help. You should see a chiropractor that has experience and extra training in post-concussion assessment and treatments.   Return to Sport #1 Rest for 48-72 hours. Start by getting a few days of rest with no[...]

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How To Return To Sport After A Concussion

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Concussion | Best Downtown Toronto Chiropractor
What is a Concussion? A concussion is a direct or indirect trauma to the brain that affects how your brain functions such as thinking, vision, balance and consciousness.   What Causes Concussions Face and neck trauma will cause brain trauma and thus concussions, but you also get concussions from something very surprising. A body blow or fall to the ground without hitting your head can also cause a concussion. I’ve seen soccer players who were tackled and hit the ground and never hit their head suffer from a concussion that took them out of play for weeks. What Symptoms Do I[...]

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