Inflammation and Chronic Pain – Concussions

We have heard in the media of the effects of concussion which is an inflammatory response by the body to the trauma. The swelling is inside the head so there is a build up of pressure on the brain. The effects of concussion can be treated with the treatments that help with chronic inflammation. Unfortunately, the majority of concussions do not get treatment and may not be diagnosed properly. The athlete may not want to sit out for the rest of the game and have reported, in the media, to have hidden their symptoms to their families or coaches. It is a problem as there are 30,000 sports related concussions every single year (Canadian stats). Recent advances in the field of Brain Therapy may be helpful for those who have had a concussion.

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