Head Injuries: High School Sports
I am receiving lots of call lately from parents whose children, mostly boys, have had a sports head injury or what is called concussion. There is allot more attention to this major problem. Our craniums are so delicate and aggressive and even violent sports are starting to be seen as detrimental to healthy development.
One particular young man, 16 years old, had 2 head injuries a few years ago and his life has been very difficult since. His sport was hockey. Now he cannot even go to school because the migraines, for which he is being given 6 or 7 medications and it is not controlling his pain well. His Mom called me looking to see if we could help him. We will provide them with a system and train him Mom to run sessions at home to begin to help his brain reorganize itself and bring some calm to his painful daily life.
By the way, after only one session, his Mother called us to say that she has not seem him this hopeful in a long time. And he came to her early in the morning to tell her that has had been having nightmares and was afraid to tell them. This was a big shift for him, she told us. One session!!
LINK: E- medicine Article- very good resource