THURSDAY WORKSHOP November 14th 7 to 8pm San Diego Chiropractic Neurology 5230 Carroll Canyon Rd., Ste 108 San Diego, Ca 92121 Topic: Overlooked causes of depression Dr. Kamran Jahangiri, DC DACNB CBIS Chiropractor Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Dr. Jahangiri was raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. His desire for the best education available in his chosen field brought him to LIfe Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA. Concurrent with his Chiropractic coursework were additional studies in Functional Neurology with the Carrick Institute and also Functional Medicine with various nutritional firms. Dr. Jahangiri firmly believes that education is a never-ending process, particularly in the healthcare field. His ongoing studies are motivated by his sincere desire to provide the greatest benefit to his patients. NEXT WORKSHOPS December 12th Topic: The Causes of Dizziness after Concussion and Strategies to Fix It Speaker: Dr. Steven Albinder, San Diego Chiropractice Neurology The 2020 workshop speaker list will be posted in December! If you have any suggestions or questions about our upcoming workshop, please let us know! Call 858-707-5991 or email email@example.com #concussion #conversation #depression #workshop #SanDiego #concussionhelp ... See more
Memory difficulties: what can family caregivers do?
Post-concussion syndrome is a diagnosis that can be overcome. Despite the lowest lows and toughest days, better days do come. Dreams can be pursued and your life can be reclaimed. Share with us your lifedreams and the little steps you take towards those dreams. We would love to hear from you! 💚 #pursueyourdreams #reclaimyourlife #dreams ... See more
There is life after TBI. by caregiver, Olga Sowchuk #tbicaregiver
The word 'never,' by definition, means in no way, not again, at no time, in no case. Never. Its a word that those of you who are brain injury survivors or caregivers of a brain injured loved one, have heard at some point. Was it in the beginning of this adventure, when your loved one lay in a coma a... ... See more
Silence is golden!
😯 Regenerated brain cells may be just a matter of silence!
A year ago, family, friends, and supporters joined us in celebrating Beyond Concussion's first year as a nonprofit. This year we decided to use our second anniversary as a moment to contemplate how we can further our mission of providing support and increasing concussion awareness. We are exciting about our next year to serve you! 💚 #concussioninfo #concussionresources #concussionjourney #supportgroup #tbi #mtbi #abi #concussionawareness ... See more
We often try to explain the fatigue and can’t find the right words. This post can help people understand and get a sense of how difficult it is for a person with a brain injury to complete daily tasks. ... See more
My brain is injured. (If this is news to you, it happened on April 16th, 2018. A horse dumped me on my head.) Recovery has been a challenging process. I’ve been through therapies and have improved tremendously. Thanks to modern pharmacological science, I am able to use a pill to improve cognition and memory, so that’s amazing. I look functional and normal. And sometimes, I feel pretty good. Here’s the thing that will never get better: neuro-fatigue. It is an invisible disability that’s hard for me to accept and hard for those around me to really grasp. I don’t blame them. Let me try to explain. I love an analogy, so here’s one for a normal brain’s functioning versus an injured brain... A car trip from Austin to San Antonio is a straight shot down I35. Similarly, a healthy brain is able to process information quickly and efficiently. But then, introduce a car accident. Or heavy rain. Or shut down a lane of traffic. Now make it permanent. More accurately, shut down I35 altogether. Use frontage roads and rural routes to get there. Wait! Some of those are closed, too. Take time to build a new road. Okay. Now I can get there. That’s what’s going on in my head. All that processing takes more energy than doing the same processes with a healthy brain. Moreover, in this analogy, the car’s gas tank can only hold half the gas that a normal car’s gas tank holds. I need lots of pitstops. Now, say the trip is to someplace I don’t go frequently or haven’t been at all. The same obstacles are in place. Unfortunately, I’m not just processing the novel or long-unpracticed route (using more convoluted neural pathways that must use neurons that are short on the neurotransmitters and antagonists needed to pass “thoughts” across synapses). My brain is simultaneously using the same inadequate equipment to process simple things, like stuff on the side of the road, conversation, and absolutely everything that a normal brain is able to process instantly via well-worn pathways. In situations that are in any way novel, my ability to comprehend signs, read directions, follow a story is nil. The more novel a thing, the worse it is. The worse it is, the more of my cognition shuts down until the only thing processing information is my reptilian brain, literally. (And I mean, “literally.”) At its best, living like this is frustrating. I know what I used to be capable of, and this whole “Clare Lite” thing is pretty shitty. At its worst, neuro-fatigue is very scary. It’s something like navigating in a foreign country where the language, letters, customs, etc. are unknown to you. And you’re naked. Well, emotionally anyway. Neuro-fatigue translates into emotions being too close to the surface. The lower my battery, the more easily I cry. I snap at my family over things that I *know* are ridiculously small. They know—and now you do, too—that the ridiculously small things are actually monumental to my brain because my bandwidth is pfffft. I’m not looking for sympathy. Understanding is good. Cutting me slack is good. When I don’t follow through on something, I feel awful and I want to send out a blanket apology to everyone for everything I haven't followed through on. It’s not being flaky, though I know it looks like it. When my brain is done; I’m done. I can’t reach into the reserves that a healthy brain has and ping you to let you know what’s going on. Just taking a shower, finding food, and doing the “next right thing” is all I can do on some days. The whole “spoons” thing you’ve maybe heard of is very real for me. Sometimes I have to use all my spoons on one monumental task, like when I went to a conference recently. I try to make sure that my battery is as charged as it can be before such things. Still, big things wipe me out for days, weeks, even months. My cognitive stamina might get a bit better, but not by much. My brain has had time to heal and I’ve remapped/relearned a lot of things. This is pretty much how I will be from now on. And that sucks. Thanks for reading. Oh, and wear a goddamned helmet. (I hate to think where I’d be if I hadn’t been wearing top-notch safety equipment.) P.S. Those “jump scare” videos do a number on me. Please reconsider sharing them. Seriously, y’all. ... See more
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Video of Thursday Workshop Oct. 10: Lael Lloyd, a nutritional therapy practitioner and certified auto-immune paleo coach, discusses three main diet issues to address after a traumatic brain injury. After suffering a brain injury in 2015, Lael struggled with brain fog and episodes of mental blankness. Her brain would feel overwhelmed very easily. With a new-found fascination in nutrition, she took classes to become a nutritional therapy practitioner. She now feels “sharp” again, and nutrition was definitely key in getting her mind back. Lael is very passionate about helping others. She doesn't want anyone else to go through feelings of loneliness and search for answers to healing, as is so common after a post-concussion syndrome diagnosis. She is excited to share her experience and knowledge with all of you! Let's find out what to eat to help heal your body during it’s recovery! Bonus: Lael will share her favorite books on concussion and nutrition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4TuCzJm7D0 #concussion #postconcussionsyndrome #braininjury #healing #nutrition ... See more
Lael Lloyd, a nutritional therapy practitioner and certified auto-immune paleo coach, discusses three main diet issues to address after a traumatic brain inj...