|Dr. Jeffrey Watkin|
Concussion: There is a treatment to stop future brain function loss in your child.
A study published Monday August 30th in the journal Pediatrics prompted me to sit down at the keyboard of my Mac and write this to all of us who are parents or grandparents. The study revealed that the number of children going to the emergency room for concussions they suffered while playing competitive sports has more than doubled in recent years. Reuters Health reported that more than 100,000 visit the ER rooms of hospitals with concussion and many more never are seen at the hospital or even diagnosed with concussions. This fact is due to expanding the old definitions of concussion which said the person had to lose consciousness to have a concussion which is false. Now we realize that even more minor shakeups of the head and brain can cause varying degrees of trauma and concussion to our brains.
I am going to begin with the end in mind in this article and that is to dispel the old school thinking that there is no treatment for concussion! Yes indeed, there is a treatment for concussion and this is FSM Frequency Specific Microcurrent.
As a parent if you knew that concussion leads to dysfunction of the brain with decrease in learning ability, emotional upset, sometimes personality changes and even diminished athletic performance now and probable increase in the likelihood of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases of the brain down the road…would you be willing to stop these current and future losses of brain function/health in your child? I certainly am betting that you would if you only knew there was a safe and effective treatment. Well there is a treatment and as I stated above it is called FSM Frequency Specific Microcurrent and it is the only treatment I know of that will remove the concussion out of the brain/body. This is vital to know, as the brain/body seems to have a stored memory of the trauma. This is so important that we begin most treatment plans with the FSM concussion protocol as it is helpful to the treatment of any and all conditions to remove the effects of concussion from the brain. In fact it is like a rebooting of your computer when it is acting up and not processing information effectively and correctly. Control alt delete is in fact what the FSM microcurrent does for our brain. It can only help and there are no side effects.
Beyond the contact sports of football, soccer, hockey and basketball there are many other causes for concussion. Gymnastics, trampolines, car accidents, falls from all causes including skiing, biking, rollerblading, playgrounds, water tubing, snowmobiling and just rough housing at home with brothers and sisters. So with this in mind I am going to be so bold as to make this statement, “Every child could benefit from a 30 minute FSM microcurrent treatment to remove concussion and every child who has had a fall or trauma from any sport or activity NEEDS to have this FSM microcurrent treatment for concussion.” If every one of you who has children takes this as seriously as I do…then call and make an appointment now because there will be a scarcity of available times in the next few weeks.
Here are a couple of questions to test your concussion knowledge.
1. What is the most common accidental cause of concussion in children ages 8-13? A. Roller blading B. Swimming C. bicycle riding D. Gymnastics (see answer at end of article)
2. Are girls or boys more likely to suffer concussions from playing soccer or basketball?
3. To have suffered a concussion you must have lost consciousness after the fall, injury or trauma. True or False
4. There is no treatment for concussion. True or False
5. The effects from a concussion may last for the rest of one’s life without treatment. True or False
Answers: 1. C. Bicycle riding accidents 2. Girls 3. False 4. False 5.True
A recent study links stimulant use to sudden death; both the media and current research indicate chiropractic is a safer alternative for your child. The study was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and basically says that stimulant prescription medications that are most often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may cause sudden, unexplained death, adding to previous reports emphasizing the potential dangers of such medications.1 This study along with research from the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA) are both suggesting the benefits of chiropractic care for ADHD sufferers. In addition a CBS Early Show segment following on the coattail’s of the study's release…the CBS Early show mentions chiropractic and other natural options and now for the first time a drug-free management of this complex condition is one step closer to reality.
Where can parents whose children have ADHD turn besides potentially dangerous medications? Chiropractic care, says the ICPA in its release, referencing a recent study titled "The Chiropractic Care of Patients With Attention Deficit Disorder: A Retrospective Analysis." According to the ICPA, the study, which has been accepted for publication, "shows promising results for children under chiropractic care." Dr. Ohm also references "Adverse Effects Associated With Chiropractic Care for Children," accepted for publication by a "major biomedical journal," which reports only "minimal and minor adverse effects associated with care."
The CBS Early Show's June 15 "Healthwatch" segment also recommended chiropractic care as a potential treatment option for children with ADHD.4 In a segment titled "ADHD Drug Warning," medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton told CBS anchor Julie Chen, "There have been studies that have shown complementary or alternative therapies [such as] chiropractic care or dietary changes can be beneficial in some children who are on ADHD medication ... either in place of or in conjunction with [medication]." Dr. Ashton also emphasizes the risks associated with ADHD drugs, stating that they can have "potent effects on the body," including elevated heart rate and blood pressure, which she says may account for the connection between stimulant use and sudden death (what she refers to as sudden cardiac death) seen in the study.
The CBS segment mentions that 4.5 million children and adolescents in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD, an estimated 2.5 million of whom are taking medication for their condition. With those staggering numbers and the latest research suggesting the potentially lethal dangers of prescription drugs in mind, all parents and patients should be aware of natural alternatives such as chiropractic care and weigh the risks vs. benefits associated with ADHD medications.
We have witnessed the facts above in our clinic here in Libertyville over the past 28 years. In addition to the chiropractic care noted here in the news, we have found hair analysis screening for heavy metals like mercury to be helpful. Also a food allergy testing by immune antibodies often reveals sensitivities or allergies to gluten which is in wheat, rye and barley and oftentimes dairy allergies as well as other foods in the diet. A newer therapy called Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) has also been effective in stimulating or calming the various portions of the brain as needed for a balancing effect.
1. Gould MS, Walsh T, Munfakh JL, et al. Sudden death and use of stimulant medications in youth. American Journal of Psychiatry, June 15, 2009; published online ahead of print. http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/appi.ajp.2009.09040472v1
2. Press release from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, received June 18, 2009.
3. Vedantam S. "Study Shows Possible Link Between Deaths and ADHD Drugs." Washington Post, June 16, 2009.
4. "ADHD Drug Warning." CBS Early Show, June 15, 2009. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5088795n&tag=contentMain;contentBody
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