Concussion is a physical trauma to the brain resulting in bleeding into the brain known as a contusion or bruise. Concussion occurs when an external physical force provides momentum to the skull and cranial cavity. The skull is forced into a sudden stop and the brain continues moving with momentum sufficient to overcome the innate protective shock and insulative barriers (Cerebrospinal Fluid, CSF). The result is contact of the brain with the skull. the brain matter then continues to move back and forth in the line of force until inertia slows the brain and movement ceases. In those mere moments, the vector of force can cause the brain to impact the skull multiple times with multiples vectors of force traveling through the cranial cavity and spine. Supporting neuroglia cells, neurons (nerve cells) and tissues (meninges) may be torn or stretched in the trauma causing concomitant symptoms.
A short list of concussion symptoms are listed below. This is not a complete list and every concussion is different and individual. any change in behavior or function post-concussion is a symptom of an underlying disruption or imbalance, even if the change is odd or unable to be connected within the allopathic medical paradigm.
sense of smell change
changes in facial structure or numbness/tingling
emotions unrelated to the environment (pseudo bulbar reflex)
changes in eye positioning (one eye veers off to the side)
panic attacks and behavior change
Increased desire to sleep.
increased desire to withdraw
lack of interest in prior activities
Swallowing issues, speech changes, or sensation of something stuck in the throat
constriction in the chest
rashes and skin issues
hormonal issues including menstruation and sexual changes
digestive changes including new gluten sensitivities, IBS, diverticulitis, Crohn’s Disease
onset of dementia, parkinson’s & alzheimer’s disease