Omega-3 fatty acids and Concussion
Ever wondered if there are any supplements you can take to help treat a concussion?
Since conventional medications have not yet shown much benefit, many researchers are beginning to study a wide range of natural compounds and vitamins that may have the ability to reduce inflammation and protect the brain. Along with curcumin, vitamin D and creatine, essential fatty acids in the form of fish oils, are one class of natural compounds with exciting potential therapeutic benefits in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to note that the evidence for these substances is still very preliminary and there is much more research needed to confirm these effects in humans; however Omega-3’s may offer a safe potential option in a condition with no single proven treatment.
The top 5 most effective evidence-based treatment options for concussion:
Historically, patients with concussions were told to rest, rest, rest. And when that didn’t work, they were told to rest some more.
The research on concussions is evolving at an exponential rate and we are realizing that prolonged rest not only doesn’t work; it can actually make you worse.
Sadly, many healthcare practitioners are not keeping up with the explosion in concussion research and are still telling their patients that the only treatment for concussion is rest. If you have fallen victim to this, you don’t need more rest; you need a second opinion.
While it is true that during the early stages following injury, moderate rest is still important, that timeline seems to be getting shorter, with longer duration rest creating worse outcomes for patients.
So, if you have been resting for more than a week, and are still having significant symptoms, it’s time to switch it up. More rest is likely contributing to your ongoing symptoms.
The Rotator Cuff (RC) is a common name for the group of 4 distinct muscles and their tendons, which provide strength and stability during motion to the shoulder complex. They are also referred to as the SITS muscle, with reference to the first letter of their names (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis). The muscles arise from the scapula and connect to the head of the humerus, forming a cuff around the glenohumeral (GH) joint.
What is a Rotator Cuff Injury
- As sports fans and athletes alike know, shoulder injuries are serious business. They can be extremely painful, limiting, and slow to heal.
- The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that stabilize the shoulder and allow it to move. WebPT Heidi Jannenga says “you should visualize the head of the arm bone as a golf ball, and the area of the shoulder blade as a golf tee. She says, “The rotator cuff serves as a sleeve that enables the ball to spin and roll while remaining on the tee.”
You already work out your arms, shoulders, legs, hip and back routinely but there is a part we often ignore completely and it is probably one of the most important. The human foot combines mechanical complexity and structural strength. The ankle serves as foundation, shock absorber and propulsion engine. Your feet sustain several tons of pressure per day and provide flexibility and resiliency. Think of it, during a typical day the feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons.
The foot and ankle contain 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 muscles tendons and ligaments. These components work together to provide the body with stability, balance, and mobility. They provide the balance and support for nearly all movements including your ability to walk, run, and jump. A structural flaw or malfunction in any one part can result in the development of problems elsewhere in the body. This is especially true for those who have flat feet. Foot training and an orthotic correction are important in supporting the foot. Fallen arches cause feet to collapse inward knocking the joints and muscles out of alignment. The foot becomes a loose bag of bone which sets up trouble up for the knees, hips, and back and shuts down the larger hip muscles from working.
The individual with high arches face the opposite problem too rigid a foot and ankle. The high arches push the foot outward beyond the best alignment of the joints and muscles. This adds more force pressure to the body than a flat footed person would encounter. Foot training and orthotic is also important to improve mobility; it’s important to put your best foot forward.
Our clinic offers full biomechanical assessments and we can recommend and prescribe custom made orthotics as well as teach you activations mobilization and strengthening exercises to set a solid foot ankle foundation.
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Proper exercise is important at every age, but we seem to fall short on the significance of this as we get older. The importance of maintaining your health should always be a primary concern in your life; however, once you hit 40, a good exercise regimen should become your number one priority. Adopting a daily exercise regime is even more important from 40 onwards, than say, between the ages of 15–40 years. If you’re experiencing the pains of aging, particularly in your back, it might be time to see your Oakville and Mississauga-area chiropractor. (more…)
When it comes to exercise, there’s more to it than losing weight and looking better by swimsuit season. In addition to looking good, exercise helps to strengthen your body to make it more resistant to injury and illness. At City View Chiropractic, we take care of any sports-related injury in Mississauga and the surrounding areas. Our team of trained professionals can help you get better and demonstrate the many benefits of exercising as a way of preventing injury and health problems. (more…)
There’s no denying that an active lifestyle is beneficial to a person’s overall health; however, sports can be physically demanding on the human body, especially for athletes who consistently push the boundaries of their physical capabilities. Incorrect training, poor diet, inadequate sleep and muscular overuse can all increase the risk of a sports injury.
Do you suffer from back pain? If you do you are not alone! Statistics have shown that 80% of North Americans’ will suffer a bout of back pain at some point in their lives. Now that’s a lot of discomfort!
Interestingly most of these back injuries can be attributed to the daily activities of life or better yet, lack of daily activity. Poor alignment, weak core muscles, prolonged sitting and standing, poor lifting techniques all lead to the wear and tear, strains and sprains as well as arthritic changes in the human body. Eventually over time, these factors add up and we in fact “earn” our injuries, such as Degenerative Disc Disease, Prolapsed or Herniated discs.
But not all back-pain sufferers are aware of the relief solutions available to them.