Concussion Treatment in Asheville, NC

Concussions Don't Have to Hold You Back

Untreated, concussion symptoms can be debilitating and last for months or years. We can help you get your life back.

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Patient Stories: Post Concussion Treatment & Recovery Journeys

Post Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

Ali's Story

Post Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

Liz's Story

A young athlete and entrepreneur describes her struggles and triumphs after sustaining multiple head injuries. After years of experiencing undiagnosed symptoms, Liz finally understood that multiple brain injuries were the cause and set out on a journey of rehabilitation and recovery.

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Get your questions answered and understand treatment options by one of our board-certified physicians with extensive functional neurology experience.

Consultations are free,15-minute phone calls scheduled Monday through Friday.

Post Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

Anthony's Story

Former professional football player, Anthony shares how his post-concussion symptoms-  headaches, brain fog, memory loss and a host of other neurological symptoms affected his life.

His long quest for answers led him to APEX where he finally found relief.

Post Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

Hope's Story

After many doctors told Hope they were unable to help her and that she simply needed to "wait" to get better, she began the search for answers.

Her search ended at APEX Brain Centers - watch her story of courage and success with moving past concussion and TBI.

Tramautic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Concussion Syndrome

Erin's Story

A tragic motor vehicle accident at the hands of a drunk driver, years of physical and personal setbacks, relentless quest for recovery beginning in 2012, finally getting past the dark cloud of post-concussion syndrome, and becoming a new mother in 2020 when the last of her symptoms were finally behind her!

About Post Concussion Syndrome

A concussion is a type of brain injury that can occur after a hit to the head or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around within the skull. Although a sports-related concussion resulting from a head injury is the most common, it can affect anybody at any age.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, up to three million people in the United States suffer concussions in sports and other recreational activities. Most of these concussions are minor, but even a mild concussion can cause symptoms that last for days or weeks. While many concussions are minor, they all qualify as traumatic brain injuries or TBI for short..

In the short term, a concussion can cause a variety of symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, trouble concentrating, and behavioral changes such as aggression or irritability. These post concussion symptoms can have a significant impact on mental health, leading to anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.

One of the most common short- and long-term effects of brain injury is mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, aggression, and impulsivity.

Even those who have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (“mild TBI”) may experience mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, aggression, and impulsivity. Others include poor sleep quality, mood swings, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideation, and other depression symptoms.

One key difference between mild and more severe forms of TBI is that the effects of a mild brain injury may not always be immediately apparent. While symptoms of other TBIs, such as memory loss and cognitive difficulties, are generally easy to recognize, these symptoms may be less obvious in cases of mild TBI. Other factors that can influence the severity of a TBI include the location of the injury and the force of the impact.

APEX's intensive brain rehabilitation and training have helped hundreds of post concussion survivors. The benefits include improved mental health symptoms, increased cognitive functioning, and better overall quality of life. Brain rehabilitation can also help patients learn new skills and strategies to cope with the challenges that may arise as a result of their brain injury. With the help of APEX's board-certified functional neurologists and other healthcare providers, patients can work towards building resilience and achieving optimal health following a brain injury.

How Brain Rehabilitation & Training Works for Post Concussion

The APEX Brain Centers Approach Has Helped Thousands Regain Function & Quality of Life

Pre-Care

 

Every patient's brain rehabilitation and training journey begins with the creation of an individualized care plan by our board-certified physicians and is informed by the following:

  • Lab Work to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Cognitive Testing to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Comprehensive History including medical history, nutrition questionnaires, and lifestyle questions.

Neurological Rehabilitation

 

All APEX intensive rehabilitation programs combine treatment frequency, repetition, and duration multiple times per day to drive optimal patient outcomes.

  • Diagnostic Testing to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Rehabilitation Modalities to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Metabolic and Nutritional Therapy to identify and correct nutritional deficiencies and optimize nutritional supplementation.

Post-Care

 

Patients' rehabilitation and training care plans continue as long as needed through a combination of the following distance and in-person treatment elements.

  • Retesting to continue to monitor internal biochemistry and measure progress.
  • Nutrition therapy through supplements and education to optimize health and cognitive performance.
  • At-home training includes exercises, therapies, and personalized strategies for each individual.

Frequently Asked Questions about Post Consussion Treatment

Post concussion syndrome (PCS) is a collection of symptoms that can last for weeks, months, or even longer after suffering a concussion.

Common symptoms of post concussion syndrome include:

  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • irritability
  • sleep problems
  • trouble concentrating

Yes, even a mild concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can cause symptoms that last for days or weeks and should be taken seriously.

Unfortunately, it is, because a lot of people suffer concussions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, up to three million people in the United States suffer concussions in sports and other recreational activities. 

The post concussion treatment journey with APEX starts with a confidential consultation with one of our doctors, who are all board-certified chiropractic neurologists. Whether in person or over the phone, the doctor will ask several questions to understand the nature and history of your injury.

They will seek to diagnose if your symptoms are due to a mild traumatic brain injury, or other brain trauma, or if what you are experiencing are post concussion syndrome symptoms. This initial consultation helps identify the best treatment plans available to help you recover quickly so that you can accomplish your long-term goals.

If you or someone you love has experienced a concussion, it's important you seek medical advice from a qualified health care provider like APEX Brain Centers. The easiest first step is to schedule a free consultation with one of our board-certified physicians who will evaluate your condition, answer your questions, and provide care recommendations.

Our Patients Own Words

"Before I went to APEX Brain Centers, I could barely get out of bed and function on a daily basis."

"Today, nearly a year after my initial visit to APEX I am still getting better every day."

"I feel so blessed to have found APEX Brain Centers. These are great people who do great work."

"I can't remember the last time I felt happy. Now, I am happy all of the time. I feel relaxed and at peace."

"Your work has made an enormous difference."

"I felt empowered after receiving two-weeks of brain training and being given a battery of take-home therapies."

"I don’t just believe I can be as good as I once was. I believe I will be even better."

"I am truly overcome with gratitude and humility. Thank you so much for being a part of my healing journey."

"I am finding myself again! I’ve come a far way in 5-days and I trust that it will only get better thereafter."

"I cannot put into words how grateful I am for helping me tap into my wellsprings of potential and discover my inner strengths, my ability to fly and start my healing."

"Thank you for your part in my journey to recovery."

"After my consultation with Dr. Trayford, I felt reassured that this is where I needed to be."

"For the first time, a doctor understood the language I spoke!"

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Podcast Episodes

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Success Story: Athlete And Entrepreneur With Concussion and TBI

Liz shares her incredible brain training recovery! Liz had experienced several traumatic brain injuries in her childhood and twenties. 

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TBI Success Story: Professional Football Player with Multiple Concussions Finds New Life With Brain Training

A former professional football player who suffered a traumatic brain injury and has had wonderful results with recovering and rehabilitation.

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Concussion Success Story: Dr. Patricia Dejoy

Dr. Patricia DeJoy shares here brain training success story after struggling with the symptoms and consequences of multiple concussions.

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Concussion

APEX Brain Centers' Founder, Dr. Michael Trayford shares some sobering information about the real dangers of concussions.

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Concussion, MTBI, and CTE

APEX Brain Centers Founder, Dr. Michael S. Trayford continues his discussion of the importance of proper treatment and a traumatic blow to the head. 

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Concussion Biomarkers

APEX Brain Centers Founder, Dr. Michael S. Trayford explains the biomarkers of concussion and what you need to know about the symptoms of TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury.

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