mTBI and Concussion
Brain Injury is an invisible and silent epidemic with 2.8M Americans affected annually. It is the leading cause of death and disability in the World. Yet, it is far too often misunderstood and undiagnosed by doctors, leaving survivors and their family members to tread through murky waters while trying to understand why their life has been turned upside down. We believe that better education and awareness through advocacy is the front line of defense in this battle that so many struggle through daily.
After a slip on the ice in February of 2014 Amy’s life has never been the same. She was living with constant dizzy and balance problems, cognitive deficits, and short term memory issues. She was easily fatigued after doing simple tasks that she used to take for granted such as washing the dishes or carrying in the groceries. She was easily confused by anything with touch buttons and some days still doesn’t understand how to use the microwave or pay-at-the-pump gas stations.
While friends and family drifted away, doctors kept telling her she would be fine in a few more weeks (even after months of no improvement), and some even accused her of not trying hard enough to get better. It took her two and a half years to finally find a doctor who had a better understanding of how her eyes and brain weren’t communicating with each other properly and was able to help her with simple eye exercises which integrated the full body.
Through this presentation you will receive a unique doctor-patient perspective on how finding the right doctor who truly understands how the vestibular system is disrupted by a jolt to the head. You will hear Amy’s struggle through 2.5 years of not finding the right doctor, and how her life changed when she found Dr. Schmoe. You will also hear from Dr. Schmoe on how his use of Functional Neurology is helping those struggling with the lingering symptoms of concussion/TBI. He will share with you his testing, diagnostics, and treatments that he used with Amy, as well as hundreds of other patients.
Through their presentation, they hope to help the healthcare professionals understand what it’s really like to live with a brain injury, and how there are different modalities available to help patients recover. They will also instill hope for those who are still struggling and seeking a doctor who will listen.