We've heard more and more in recent years about the impact brain injuries have had on NFL players. Some of these guys are suffering pretty terribly with the impact of these injuries, not understanding what's been going on inside their own head. In my eyes, nobody should have to suffer from these injuries without access to educational information. We are long past the days of accepting concussions as simply a bump on the head and you just wait it out and get over it. A concussion is a brain injury, plain and simple. A brain is not a football, a basketball, a hockey puck, or anything that can simply "bounce back" when making contact with a hard surface or being shaken. Yes, the brain can regenerate, but you have to be able to understand what's happening with it and which parts of it are damaged, in order to understand how to create improvements in functioning and to care for it properly. There are long-term symptoms that can easily be brushed off as many other things, but when you are positioned to pay attention and are educated about what to potentially look for, care can be sought out much sooner.
In the article below, Joe Namath talks about a different kind of treatment that I have heard of, but I didn't know that it was used for brain trauma. It's rather interesting. You can also see a photo of a "SPECT" scan in the article, this is one of the kind of scans that was run on my brain when we were searching for answers for my symptoms. I talk about having this scan done in "The Camouflaged Heart."