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The Cognitive FX Blog

Your source for everything you need to know about traumatic brain injury and concussions.

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Concussions  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment  |  Testimonial Topic - Young Adult

From Wrestling Concussions to Rock n’ Roll: How This Guitarist Found Healing from Post-Concussion Syndrome

Chris Nicastro’s head was pounding. He opened his eyes, wincing at the bright lights from the bathroom vanity. It took a few moments for him to remember where he was: sprawled on the floor after fainting out of the blue. As he realized he hit his head — now for the fourth time — his heart sank. Another concussion.

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Brain Safety & Care  |  Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Testimonial Topic - Young Adult

How This Neuroscience Student Overcame Brain Damage from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you speak to him today, you’d never be able to guess that Nathan “Nate” Benson is a brain injury survivor. The Bountiful, Utah native is in his final year of undergraduate school for a Neuroscience degree at Brigham Young University (BYU).

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Education & Resources  |  Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment

Vision Problems After a Concussion: Symptoms, Treatment Options, and Stories of Recovery

Many people who have a concussion suffer from some kind of vision problem as a result of the concussion. However, except for “blurry vision” or “sensitivity to light,” the vision problems people often experience after head trauma are not usually listed among the most common concussion-related symptoms. These symptoms are often overlooked and left untreated, or they are not treated as effectively as possible. 

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Concussions  |  Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment  |  Testimonial Topic - Young Adult  |  Traumatic Brain Injury

After Five Years of Failed Treatment, This Former Player Overcame Her Soccer Concussion Symptoms — Here’s How

When Sam Pembleton arrived at Cognitive FX for post-concussion syndrome treatment, she was shaking. Her nerves were so bad that she couldn’t speak to the other people in the waiting room. When they put her in the MRI machine, she panicked. It took several tries just to get through the scan.

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Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment  |  Testimonial Topic - Adult  |  Testimonial Topic - Female  |  Testimonial Type - Sports Injury

A Bike Accident Took Her Voice Away — Here’s How She Got It Back

Quirien Willemsen is a happy, busy mother to three young girls in Loenen aan de Vecht, The Netherlands. She works as a legal counsel for a bank, loves going skiing on holiday, and embraces life to the fullest. But just six months prior to this interview, it seemed like that lifestyle was lost forever.

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Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment

Concussion Memory Loss: Recovery Stories From 6 mTBI Patients

Memory loss is a common concussion symptom. But what many patients don’t know is that it comes in multiple forms and might not go away with time.

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