We have had success resolving concussion symptoms using an innovative, highly specialized treatment protocol integrating a magnetic therapy unit intended to treat chronic sinusitis and chronic headaches, with very specific use of shockwave therapy.
Our Use of Magnetic Therapy
Magnetic biostimulation therapy is the application of pulsating magnetic fields, to a body region, effecting changes in cellular activity. These Magnetic fields pass through all the various body tissues including bone, similar to diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans.
Our goals in using magnetic therapy to help resolve concussion symptoms are as follows:
- Eliminate swelling from within the brain, and from the various structures of the neck
- Increase cellular oxygen partial pressure, promoting rapid healing of all damaged tissues including neurons in the brain
- Help restore normal metabolic functions to all tissues of the head and neck
- Increase local blood circulation by dilating capillaries within the various connective tissues of the neck.
We employ 2 different magnetic biostimulation applicators to affect all the structures within the head and neck, ensuring comprehensive multi-structural coverage.
We can determine how severe a concussion is based on symptoms elicited before, during and after each magnetic therapy treatment. We can also predict how well a concussion is responding to treatment, based on a reduction of all symptoms as treatments progress.
Our Professional Use of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy is the administration of specialized acoustic waves, similar to those used to break apart kidney stones in a process termed lithotripsy. We administer shockwave therapy to the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck, shoulders, chest and back, in all concussion situations.
Our use of shockwave therapy in concussion treatments achieves the following results:
- Flush painful inflammation and metabolic waste products from deep within damaged ligaments, tendons and muscles of the neck, responsible for such symptoms as ringing in the ears, pressure behind the eyes, pressures, and pain of various regions of the skull, headaches and pain/stiffness in the neck and shoulders.
- Break apart myofascial adhesions from within the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck, resulting from the initial trauma. Symptoms of myofascial adhesions include headaches, ringing in the ears, pain and pressure behind the eyes, odd indescribable sensations of the head and pain within the neck, shoulders and upper back and chest.
- Break any identified pain spasm cycles which may be present in muscles and tendons of the neck.
- Reset the peripheral nervous system so that minor stimuli do not initiate an exaggerated response from within the structures of the neck.
- Restore normal proprioceptor, mechanoreceptor and nociceptor activity within deep-lying ligaments, periosteum, tendons, and muscles, responsible for odd sensations and pain in the head and neck.
Restore normal function to the Golgi tendon organs within tendons, and to the muscle spindles in muscles, facilitating the healing of the structures.
A strict regimen of magnetic therapy is initiated daily for 1-6 weeks, depending on the severity and circumstances of the mechanism responsible for the concussion.
Treatments are administered while lying down in a dark, quiet room. Often those receiving treatments articulate their symptoms and sensations during the first 10 minutes and then fall asleep in an overdue peaceful tranquility.
A decrease in concussion symptoms is usually seen during the second week of treatments.
An application of shockwave therapy is administered at the appropriate time, based on the circumstances of the concussion and the mechanism responsible for it. Glenn Cameron’s ability to feel the injured structures of the neck, allows him to guide the shockwaves in for a treatment with absolute precision, guaranteeing a resolution for all involved structures.