Concussion versus Whiplash

With 31 years in practice, and the recipient of multiple concussions and whiplashes, Dr Steve has worked a life long quest to improve choices for people, from patients to parents and care givers to overcome Concussion and rehabilitate the Whiplash. Simply put:

Concussion is wholly reversible by 4 treatment protocols: Leaves your brain addled, exists until treated finally (lasts years or life), affects eye balance, leaves with short term memory loss, tiredness, lethargy, apathy. Concussion is where the force entry, force exit or both involve the head. Can involve parts of the brain, skull, Cerebro-Spinal-Fluid (CSF), meninges, brain stem, spinal cord, affects sensory and motor cortex of brain, face and jaw. Leaves without memory of an incident unless witness imprint it on their mind. Where the brain is shaken around and when finished is not where it started its position. Early indicators mis-understood as middle ear problems or tonsils swelling, ADHD, migraines, head problems, disturbed senses that change when you roll over and are upside down, a lot of issues stem from unsuccessful treatment of concussion leading to so called mental illness. Memory loss of new things particularly within 6 weeks.

Whiplash is repairable: Deteriorates over decades untreated. Whiplash can occur with or without concussion, becomes symptomatic after eighteen months. Involves the head moving beyond where it is, so side whiplash the head moves sideways past the shoulder, forward whiplash the head goes past the chest, rear whiplash head goes backward. Whiplash looks like in slow motion the head goes past itself one or more times in numerous directions. Head and neck upsetting blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, the way things feel, tremors and shakes jolt like

Tests for: finger on nose, marching, tandem walk eyes open/closed, rub tummy and pat head, eyes follow H pattern, tests that were normal now not, poor concentration when things move, swallow from a big jug,

Treatment: What ever it takes, can be simple and short term all the way to long term cognitive exercises

Following on: leads to a myriad of stupid things you don’t understand why?

 

Dr Steve was run over by a refrigerator delivery truck when he was 4 crossing the road to kindergarten in Fawkner, Victoria in 1965. It took him 2 years to learn to walk again. At 13 he fell out of a hay stack, landed on his head and paralyzed his arms. At 19 he was in a head on car accident and later sat with the driver as he died in the rain. From then Dr Steve joined Road Accident Rescue as a volunteer for 10 years and served as an anatomist at Uni, Dr Steve used these skills to assist the Coroner & Assistant Pathologist to measure types of trauma in serious head injuries, and interviewed victims while trapped.