Each weekday in March you can hear from a different specialist in the Brain Health community for free. Topics covered include different types of treatments and rehab for concussion, CBD oil, self-care topics such as brain/gut health, and personal journeys of recovery from concussion and traumatic brain injury.Read More
A new study supports the use of medical cannabis (medical marijuana) as a treatment for concussion-related chronic pain (such as headaches) and for other concussion symptoms. The study also specifies the type of medical cannabis that provided the optimal benefit, in terms of the THC to CBD ratio, and oral ingestion or vapor pen.Read More
Concussion Alliance has been keeping a list of functional neurology clinics and doctors recommended by patients and healthcare practitioners that we know. Also, Dr. Ash, Concussion Alliance Advisory Board Member, is familiar with peers in his field, and he has contributed to this list. A practitioner search tool is also provided.Read More
Doctoral researcher Rebecca Denniss tells Concussion Alliance about her research investigating the potential for micronutrients to improve cognition following traumatic brain injury.Read More
Every Tuesday morning for the past 15 years, Dr. Groves (DC, Neurology) has accompanied Dr. Omidvar (MD, Neurology) at his clinic or on his rounds at the hospital. Dr. Groves is a practicing and highly regarded functional neurologist, a chiropractor specialization which focuses on optimizing brain function through the use of exercises to improve brain activity. Dr. Omidvar, a doctor of medicine specializing in neurology, kindly gave me permission to shadow him on a Tuesday in December and I was able to observe their collaboration. They joke and chat but their relationship runs deeper than that.Read More
Get to know a little more about Concussion Alliance’s December College Interns and their work in research analysis, science writing, fundraising and outreach efforts, and website and program designRead More
Healing from a concussion or post-concussion syndrome can be an isolating experience, both for the person with the injury and the people supporting them. There is a surprisingly robust source of support and information to be found on online support groups. This article covers our recommended Reddit forums and Facebook groups.Read More
Photobiomodulation is a recently developed therapy for treatment of concussions. While larger-scale studies are still needed, the research conclusions and clinical results with light therapy are extremely promising. Most importantly, light therapy is safe and accessible to individuals for home self-treatment. Today we'll break down the pros and cons of the two types of devices that researchers are using in clinical trials, from MEdX and Vielight.
The first US-based clinical trial on CBD treatment for concussion is being conducted by the University of Miami. The five-year, three-stage study is funded by a $16 million grant from Canadian company Scythian Biosciences. The clinical trial will conduct research on a pill that combines CBD and dexanabiol, which researchers believe will reduce brain inflammation. See also the Miami Herald article.Read More
Acupuncture has recently gained legitimacy in the eyes of western medical providers, and in our experience acupuncture has helped with concussion symptoms such as headaches, brain fog, related neck and jaw pain, and mood. Individual acupuncture treatments can cost $75-100 per session, while treatment at a Community Acupuncture clinic typically is a sliding scale price of $20-50 per session.
CBD products from marijuana will have accurate labeling for purity and cannabinoid content, where the sale of marijuana is legalized. CBD products from hemp are unregulated, so we recommend purchasing from CBD hemp companies vetted by the online community Reddit. An advantage of marijuana products is that THC also has some neuroprotective qualities, and works synergistically with CBD to enhance medical benefits.Read More
We welcome you to join our closed Facebook group Concussion Alliance. We hope you will join us for discussions and upcoming live Facebook chats.
This group is intended to help you navigate your way to recovery and create a community where people suffering from concussions can be together. Concussion Alliance was founded by concussion patients and families. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, part of the CascadiaNow! nonprofit family.Read More
World Health Organization (WHO) report: CBD has a "good safety profile" and "may be a useful treatment" for numerous medical conditions. In June 2018, WHO will do a further review of extracts or preparations containing almost exclusively CBD.Read More