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Concussion are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

As stated in medical journals across the globe, most concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries. But proper recovery is now available to restore patients to their full capacity to excel in life or back on the field. 

below is a short excerpt from Wikipedia regarding the epidemics of concussions.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concussion

Epidemiology

Annual incidence of MTBI by age group in Canada[84]

Most cases of traumatic brain injury are concussions. A World Health Organization (WHO) study estimated that between 70 and 90% of head injuries that receive treatment are mild.[11] However, due to underreporting and to the widely varying definitions of concussion and MTBI, it is difficult to estimate how common the condition is.[4] Estimates of the incidence of concussion may be artificially low, for example due to underreporting. At least 25% of MTBI sufferers fail to get assessed by a medical professional.[31] The WHO group reviewed studies on the epidemiology of MTBI and found a hospital treatment rate of 1–3 per 1000 people, but since not all concussions are treated in hospitals, they estimated that the rate per year in the general population is over 6 per 1000 people.[11]

Young children have the highest concussion rate among all age groups.[12] However, most people who suffer concussion are young adults.[77] A Canadian study found that the yearlyincidence of MTBI is lower in older age groups (graph at right).[84] Studies suggest males suffer MTBI at about twice the rate of their female counterparts.[11] However, female athletes may be at a higher risk for suffering concussion than their male counterparts.[85]

Up to five percent of sports injuries are concussions.[50] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 300,000 sports-related concussions occur yearly in the U.S., but that number includes only athletes who lost consciousness.[86] Since loss of consciousness is thought to occur in less than 10% of concussions,[87] the CDC estimate is likely lower than the real number.[86] Sports in which concussion is particularly common include football and boxing (a boxer aims to "knock out", i.e. give a mild traumatic brain injury to, the opponent). The injury is so common in the latter that several medical groups have called for a ban on the sport, including the American Academy of Neurology, theWorld Medical Association, and the medical associations of the UK, the U.S., Australia, and Canada.[88]

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  • "I was having headaches everyday due to concussions. My moods were unpredictable and I always felt like I was in a fog. I would have migraines at least once a week. I just didn't feel right and no one was able to tell me what was wrong. The neurologists I went to see would simply say I needed time to rest my brain after a concussion. They didn't tell me what part of my brain was affected or offer any form of treatment. I was frustrated and looking for anything to make me feel better. I went to Dr. Ruben as a last hope. Little did I know he was exactly what I needed. Dr. Ruben took his time to find out exactly what was wrong with me, bringing me not only piece of mind but also a solution. Today, I am feeling more like myself again. I haven't had a migraine in over two months and I can't remember the last time I had a headache. It was the first time in a long time that I felt like a doctor really cared. Thank you Dr. Ruben for giving me my life back!"
    Katie B. SMU Soccer
  • "I have been to other chiropractors, but none have provided the care or knowledge I received from Dr. St. Laurent. He was able to find the root causes to improve my brain chemistry. His understanding of neurology and adjusting techniques had me back on my feet in a few days with less visits."
    Liza L.