The nervous system, essentially the body’s electrical wiring…
…is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body.
The experts at Pain & Movement Solutions greatly understand the power of the neurological system and how it contributes to your pain and movement problems. Below are commonly treated neurological impairments that we treat in the clinic every day.
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The vestibular system connects the inner ear to the brain and helps control balance and eye movement. Diseases or injuries that damage this system can result in vestibular disorders, however, they also can occur for unknown reasons. Our vestibular rehabilitation experts can evaluate and treat patients who suffer from symptoms that include:
- Balance problems
- Blurred vision or visual disturbances
- Motion sensitivity
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) (link to vestibular BPPV page)
- Patients with long-term disorders that have undergone other treatments with little or no success
Learn more about our vestibular rehabilitation programs here.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
BPPV is one of the most common causes of vertigo, leading individuals to feel their environment in spinning. These symptoms are typically brief periods of mild to severe vertigo experienced with changes in position of your head, such as when lying down at night, rolling over in bed or getting out of bed. Vertigo can cause nausea and vomiting, as well.
This condition occurs as a result of calcium carbonate crystals migrating within the inner ear. The majority of cases occur insidiously, although can be associated with head trauma or inner ear infection.
Fortunately, this condition can be treated very quickly and effectively by one of our vestibular therapists. The treatment consists of moving the head in specific directions utilizing gravity to move the crystals back to the appropriate locations. Research has shown that 90% of cases of BPPV can be resolved within 1 to 3 vestibular therapy visits.
We give our patients with BPPV top priority to ensure the get feeling better as quickly as possible!
, A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement creates chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching or damaging brain cells. These injuries are not usually life-threatening, but the effects of concussion can be serious if not treated appropriately.
Symptoms of a Concussion:
- Eye Strain or Blurred Vision
- Balance Problems
- Motion Sensitivity
- Persisting Nausea
- Difficulty concentrating
- Neck Pain
Learn more about our concussion management treatments and Return to Play (RTP) programs, here.
Various neurological disease create movement disorders that require a team approach to maximize a person’s quality of life. These diseases affects many areas of the brain and symptoms can vary greatly in individuals. At Pain & Movement Solutions, we seek to provide a comprehensive, patient-centered care that is evidence-based and collaborative with the individual, family, healthcare team and community to optimize patient-specific and family goals.
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Fall Prevention Solutions
- 1/3 of adults 65 and older fall each year.
- 1 out of 5 falls results in serious injury (e.g. head trauma, fracture).
- About 1/3 of those who fall fear future falls, causing a limitation in activity, which in turn actually increases the risk of falling.
- A senior citizen dies every 29 minutes from a fall.
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Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia
While acute pain is a normal response to an injury alerting you to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different.
Chronic pain persists and results in pain signals firing in the nervous system for weeks, months or even years.
There may have been an initial injury or ongoing cause of pain, such as arthritis, but sometimes pain occurs with no known initiating cause. Common chronic pain complaints include headaches, low back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or neurogenic pain.
Learn more here.