What is Post-concussion Syndrome?
Post-concussion syndrome is not a specific disease, but a combination of associated symptoms that occur together after a patient has had a concussion. Normally, symptoms such as headaches and memory loss can last for seven to ten days. A few patients may have symptoms that last months. There are also patients who may not develop symptoms for months. Many people may not even know they are suffering from Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) until they finally visit a doctor who carefully assesses the symptoms and links it to an event in the past when the patient may have had a concussion.
Often macho athletes will take a hit and keep playing, not realizing that they are playing with a concussion. Soon, it can develop into Post-concussion Syndrome. The player may swear that they have never been hit in the head because they have honestly forgotten about the many hits they have taken among thousands of plays. This is what makes diagnosing Post-concussive Syndrome so tricky.
Players who may have been diagnosed with a concussion may be reluctant to admit it, assuming that the trauma was already treated and that everything was fine since their doctor gave them the green light to play again.
What are the symptoms of PCS?
- Sleep problems, insomnia
- Concentration problems
- Brain fog
- Memory issues
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Unusual irritability
- Problems at work and with relationships
- Photophobia, startled by bright lights
- Phonophobia, dislike of loud sounds
My PCS is getting worse. Is there a regenerative treatment I can try?
Many individuals with Post-concussion Syndrome are frustrated and eager for an alternative treatment. Dr. Scott Greenberg lived with similar frustration when he struggled with Post-concussion Syndrome for ten years. He is also an expert in diagnosing and treating the syndrome. Dr. Greenberg’s team will perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis including a review of your most recent radiographs to examine the state of your neck and head, especially the base of the skull that protects essential nervous systems such as balance, coordination and the all-important autonomic nervous system (ANS).
He will be thorough in palpating your neck, shoulders and shoulder blades kinetically. We will also inquire about psychological issues regarding irritability and memory problems. Honest answers will help this team firm up a diagnosis for Post-concussion Syndrome. Their objective is to identify the root problem and fix it so you can get back to your healthy self. Dr. Greenberg has helped dozens of patients recover from Post-concussion Syndrome. It is a medical condition that can be treated.
Dr. Greenberg’s team may recommend Kinetic Regeneration Therapy, including prolotherapy, with an emphasis on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as the first treatment regimen for post-concussion headaches. PRP synergizes prolotherapy’s healing process with powerful healing factors that include the Interleukin cytokines of IL-1, IL-4, and IL-6, plus FGF-2 (fibrin-growth factor) and TGF-β1 (tissue growth factor) which support the regeneration of cartilage, ligaments, tendons and local muscles. PRP also contains BMP (bone morphogenic protein) that can strengthen and regenerate bone structures.
For patients with very severe headaches, Dr. Greenberg may recommend stem cell treatments. The Kinetic Regeneration Therapy (KRT) stem cell treatments developed by Dr. Greenberg use adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs)that are taken from your own fat cells. ADRCs contain multipotent stem cells and additional healing factors, plus bone morphogenic proteins (BMP), transcription factors and exosomes.
Dr. Greenberg will discuss the objectives of each treatment and explain the therapeutic options that are most appropriate for your case. You may receive a treatment every three weeks or so over several months.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.