What causes a concussion?

Your brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid and protected by your hard skull. Normally, the fluid around your brain acts like a cushion that keeps your brain from banging into your skull. But if your head or your body is hit hard, your brain can...

Concussion Symptoms in Young Children

Concussion Symptoms in Young Children Very young children (i.e., infants, toddlers, and preschoolers) often bump and bruise their heads. This can happen as a result of motor vehicle crashes, falls, getting hit in the head with a ball or toy, from tricycle/bike...

Concussion Symptoms with the Elderly

Concussions in older adults can also be dangerous. This is because concussions in older adults are often missed. If you are caring for an older adult who has had a fall, check him or her for symptoms of a concussion. Signs of a serious problem include a headache that...

Sports Concussions: What are the Signs?

A great deal of concern and energy have been spent on concussion in the world of sports recently. Recent deaths associated with second impact syndrome in high school sports has revolutionized the manner in which we assess and manage sport concussion in the school...

“Good” Stress

Whenever we think of “stress” we usually think “anxiety.” But is there such a thing as “good” stress? Stress is the result of a sudden release of hormones which are activated by our body’s natural “fight or flight” response. This response is triggered when we are...

Concussion Statistics

This information is dense, but is a great source of knowledge about the prevalence of concussion in our world. The best form of protection against concussions is to be well-informed and to know how to properly treat them. Most cases of traumatic brain injury are...

How Do I Recover From a Concussion? (Part Two)

This is Part Two of a two part series on the things necessary for concussion recovery. Click HERE for Part One. Disclaimer: if you’ve fallen or sustained a head injury, please seek medical care right away. This blog is not meant to diagnose or treat a...

How Do I Recover From a Concussion? (Part One)

This is Part One of a two part series on the things necessary for concussion recovery. Disclaimer: if you’ve fallen or sustained a head injury, please seek medical care right away. This blog is not meant to diagnose or treat a concussion, but to give information...

Dr Brad Gulla on Easy 101.3 “Pros on Call”

Dr Brad Gulla of The Concussion Place was invited to come on Easy 101.3 “Pro’s on Call” to discuss concussions, diagnosis and treatment.   [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161262301″ params=”color=ff5500″...