The Brain in Pain
You Must Take Your Concussion or TBI Seriously!
The causes of a concussion can vary dramatically. They usually occur from a blow to the head, but they can also occur when the upper body is violently shaken. The scariest part of a concussion is that they can occur without you even being aware of it! Aside from perhaps some cuts and bruises, there may be no physical evidence of a brain injury.
A common misconception is that you have to pass out (or lose consciousness) to suffer a concussion. That is not the case. People vary in how they deal with this trauma. Some may forget what happened right before the event and/or pass out, but many others can continue their routine without noticing.
Some cases of concussion present with a headache, blurry vision, neck pain, memory loss, dizziness, difficulty with balance, fatigue, incoordination, or problems concentrating. However, some have no outward symptoms. It is these silent, traumatic brain injuries that can lead to a profound number of issues when it comes to performance and health.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is sustained by 1.7 million people in the U.S. each year, and of those cases, 475,000 are children. Since TBI us unique for each person, it’s essential to identify and rate the severity of the trauma to determine the best treatment options for managing the lasting effects.
This is why we are hosting an event, The Brain in Pain, on Wednesday, September 11th and 6:30 pm EDT at for anyone who has experienced a concussion, has a child playing a contact support, or simply wants to be made aware of what to do if this situation were to arise. This experience is the perfect opportunity to discover how to best manage the lasting effects of concussion and TBI.
What to Expect
If you are a parent of a child playing any contact sport, there is probably some fear that enters your mind around the possibility of a concussion and we want you to know that this is a VERY normal concern.
Like we stated above, almost 500,000 children each year in the US alone are impacted and it is important to know what steps to take.
From mild to severe, any range of a concussion should not be taken lightly. How can you differentiate between a concussion and just a headache? How do you know if you’ve suffered a concussion in the past, or are prone to suffer from one in your lifetime? Can a concussion be deadly?
The answers to these questions (and much more) will be discussed at our upcoming event, The Brain in Pain, on Wednesday, September 11th and 6:30 pm EDT at .
We encourage any parent who has a child playing in a contact support to attend this experience because knowledge is power and our goal is to ensure that you walk awat from this experience with the know-how to care for your child just in case something goes wrong.
Dr. Dr. Bryan Royer
Just In Case We Have Not Met, My Name Is Dr. Dr. Bryan Royer
Dr. Bryan D. Royer has been practicing chiropractic medicine in the Toledo area since 2005 and stands out from other providers in the area because he has achieved a multitude of specialties and certifications. He was certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2010, which means that he is a specialist in Functional Neurology. Dr. Royer also was trained in sports medicine by the Medical Director for Team USA and achieved certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) in 2012. He has been certified in Graston Technique since 2010 and was also certified in 2010 as a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). He has taken considerable post-graduate classes in neurology, clinical nutrition, chiropractic techniques, rehabilitation and impairment ratings for disability evaluation. Dr. Royer has also taken extensive training and is able to perform Nerve Conduction Velocity testing and needle Electromyography, which is used to confirm a diagnosis of nerve problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or sciatica. He is also certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA Level 1). Additionally, he teaches Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Owens Community College and he worked for several years as a Health and Safety Instructor for the American Red Cross teaching courses like CPR, First Aid and AED training. As an educator, he intentionally focuses on educating his patients on the cause of their condition and how to promote a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Royer has been voted the “Best in Toledo” several times by readers of the Toledo City Paper. He was voted “Best Toledo Chiropractor” in 2010 and 2014. He was voted Best Alternative Healthcare Provider in 2009, 2012 and 2013. He was the Runner-Up for Best Toledo Chiropractor in 2009 and 2013.
We Can’t Wait to Share With You on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30 pm EDT!