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Concussions and Nasal Specifics: Office and Home Care

May 29th, 2017|

Concussions and Nasal Specifics: Office and Home Care Concussions occur when there is either a blow to the head which “concusses the brain” and possibly the spinal cord. There are basically two kinds of concussions: Impact—blow to the head/neck/spinal cord--and Non-impact, like a whiplash from a car accident that does involve the head but perhaps [...]

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Head Games

May 18th, 2017|

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What Is Your Cerebellum? It is located at the base of the brain.

May 5th, 2017|

Functions: Coordination of voluntary movement, balance and equilibrium. Some memory for reflex motor acts. Observed Problems: Loss of ability to coordinate fine movements. Loss of ability to walk. Inability to reach out and grab objects. Tremors. Dizziness (Vertigo). Slurred speech (Scanning Speech). Inability to make rapid movements. Thank you for your attention. Our next [...]

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What Is Your Brain Stem? It lies deep in your brain and leads to your spinal cord.

May 5th, 2017|

  Functions: Breathing, Heart Rate, Swallowing Reflexes to seeing and hearing (Startle Response). Controls sweating, blood pressure, digestion, temperature (Autonomic Nervous System). Affects level of alertness. Ability to sleep. Sense of balance (Vestibular Function). Observed Problems: Deceased vital capacity in breathing, important for speech. Swallowing food and water (Dysphagia). Difficulty with organization/perception of the [...]

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What Are Your Temporal Lobes? They are on both sides of your head above your ears.

May 5th, 2017|

Functions: Hearing ability, memory acquisition, some visual perceptions, categorization of objects. Observed Problems: Difficulty in recognizing faces (Prosopagnosia). Difficulty in understanding spoken words (Wernicke’s Aphasia). Disturbance with selective attention to what we see and hear. Difficulty with identification of, and verbalization about objects. Short-term memory loss. Interference with long-term memory. Increased or decreased interest [...]

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What is Your Parietal Lobe? It is near the back and top of your head.

May 5th, 2017|

Functions: Location for visual attention. Location for touch perception. Goal directed voluntary movements. Manipulation of objects. Integration of different senses that allows for understanding a single concept Observed Problems: Inability to attend to more than one object at a time. Inability to name an object (Anomia). Inability to locate the words for writing (Agraphia). [...]

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