Recent Clinical Research in the Treatment of Concussion Symptoms Reveals Previously Unrecognized Symptoms

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MMTR Health Inc. Physiologist, Terry Moore says treatment of concussions is complex but new research is explaining the relationships of previously unrecognized symptoms.

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There are many dimensions to a concussion injury and because of the intricacies of our bodies, many different symptoms or combinations thereof can be experienced.

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Information on concussions is rising exponentially as we learn how many occur to how often and the dramatic costs to the medical systems in North America alone. But, until recently, knowledge was lacking for those suffering with persistent symptoms. Terry Moore, a Guelph, Ontario Physiologist explains that his clinical research is uncovering more symptoms that he considers "normal" and is providing answers for those with long standing questions.

Terry Moore is a Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Physiologist in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He’s been in clinical practice for 25 years and operates MMTR Health Inc. and MyoWorx® Concussion Therapy. With the flurry of concussion news and information in the media these past few years, Moore has seen his patient base grow exponentially.

“I first started dealing with these issues about 20 years ago, when I started to receive numerous referrals from insurance companies for auto accident injuries,” sites Moore. Since then, a combination of years of experience and working from a unique vantage point as a Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Physiologist, have developed Moore’s knowledge on concussion-related symptoms, and he has become recognized and sought after by patients all across North America.

Having seen hundreds of patients just these last few years, Moore has identified upwards of 40 specific symptoms that he has seen and treated for post concussion. “When I am speaking with patients, I often get asked: "is what I am going through normal?" There are many dimensions to a concussion injury and because of the intricacies of our bodies, many different symptoms or combinations thereof can be experienced. The problem is many symptoms are not recognized as having any relationship to the original concussion injury,” states Moore "and this leaves patients and sometimes their healthcare providers a little lost as to what they are experiencing."

Moore has provided the following list of symptoms that might be surprising to know, could be experienced after a concussion injury:

1.    Ringing in the ears

2.    Increased anxiety and/or a ‘racing’ mind

3.    Heart rate changes such as a faster heart rate or, irregular rate

4.    Pain in the joint(s) of the jaw or difficulty when opening/closing the mouth

5.    Pain, tingling or numbness in the face (sometimes very specific areas of face)

6.    Pain in the eyes when moving the eyes or a lack or coordinating eye movement

7.    Difficulty swallowing and/or reflux

8.    Trouble falling asleep

9.    Loss of peripheral vision

10.    Loss of visual acuity or accuracy

"Obviously this list is not exhaustive, but hopefully it can help someone out there who may feel lost or abandoned, unsure of why these things are happening to them," says Moore. "Whether it's been days, weeks, months or even years afterward, symptoms can persist or sometimes worsen." Moore goes on to say that “these symptoms do not happen to all those who experience a concussion and the timing of their surfacing afterwards can be quite variable. What's promising, is that we are showing that we can actually treat these symptoms, not just 'manage' someone. We are able to provide real help now, which is fantastic for patients.”

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