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  1. Colleen Jersild says:

    Would like to know if you have any comments or suggestions about recovery from concussions. Our daughter was in an automobile accident 7 weeks ago, has made very little progress in recovery and has now been placed on disability at work until mid-January. She is suffering from headaches, sensitivity to light and to noise. The current medical recommendqtion for her is to rest the brain-no radio, TV, no computer, no reading, no housework, no multi-tasking. Is there anything else she can do?

  2. cliffmaurer says:

    Hi Colleen –

    My name is Dr Maurer and I work a great deal with concussion patients at WholeHealth Chicago. As part of an integrative approach, most of my recommendations focus around brain rest, but with a goal of improving brain function so that patients can return to normal life as they allow their brains to essentially heal. I work with our physical therapist who sees patients and works on balance and coordination training, acupuncture can be helpful for recovery from concussion and post concussive syndrome, and our yoga therapist works one on one with patients dealing with the aftermath of concussion by teaching productive relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, body awareness activities and gentle movements to restore the interrupted brain/body connection. It can admittedly be a long road to recovery, but recovery ought to be steady and as measurable as possible. If your daughter is in the Chicago area, I would be happy to meet with her to see if I an my colleagues here at the center could be of help to her. Our front desk can be reached at 773-296-6700 and they can help arrange an appointment. If you live elsewhere, feel free to indicate where you are and I can make some recommendations for resources.

    Hope this helps!

    Dr M

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