Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer and the beginning of road trip season. Despite the rising gas prices, millions of fun-seekers will hit the pavement with luggage in the trunk and the navigation system set for some distant destination. As the miles add up, so too will the pain from sitting long hours in the car. At mile marker 100, the low back may start seizing-up. At mile marker 180, cramps might be felt in the legs and shoulders. And during the final mile, the whole body might feel as if the last semi-truck you passed actually ran over you. If that sounds familiar, take a moment to read about some survival tips that can help you avoid the pains of summer road trips.
Adjust the Seat : Seat adjustment is critical for avoiding pain on the road. The first thing to do when you buttocks hit the car seat is to adjust the seat to fit you. Starting from the top, the headrest should be centered squarely on the center of your head. Properly adjusted headrests do prevent whi...
I have had several concussions throughout my life and about 4 months ago I hit my head during a remodeling project and got another concussion. Shortly after that I began getting SEVERE pressure headaches usually around the base of my neck or on the left side of my head. I have been diagnosed with post concussive syndrome during a trip to our ER and was referred to a neurologist. I've had CT scan & MRI and everything appears normal. I've even been to an ophthalmologist to have the pressure in my eyes checked to rule out psuedotumor. My headaches are not getting any better and last several days. I also have a permanent buzzing sound in my ears that's driving me crazy. Please help! Linda.
Not all neurologists know how to treat post concussive syndrome. Many headache specialists do. Your best bet would be to call the offices of headache specialists and ask how much experience t...
We’ve heard a lot about concussions in the news, whether it’s pro football players, college football players, soccer players or others. But how seriously are the powers-that-be taking the risk of concussions in players. Based on a story by the Houston Chronicle , I’d say it’s pretty seriously.
Reporting on the concussion protocol used to assess Houston Texan wide receiver Andre Johnson, Houston Chronicle reporter David Barron detailed an extensive process that has been put in place to protect players. For instance, an observer in the upper reaches of the stadium scans the field to identify players who may require an assessment for a possible concussion. Players are assed by an independent neurological observer who is assigned to each sideline and who is not affiliated with a team.
The independent observer uses a sideline assessment tool that reviews a player’s orientation, memory, concentration, balance and symptoms if a player is suspected to have having ...
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