Concussion Recovery [Migraines] [Kirsten’s Story] (2016)

Concussion Recovery [Migraines] [Kirsten’s Story] (2016)

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I’m Kirsten, I’m 16, and I’ve suffered from
two severe concussions. I had a lot of problems before. I got pain. My highest level was always
a six, it was never below that. I got migraines from it. I had a constant headache. It never
went away and then the headache would go to a full-blown migraine. I always had to go
in a dark room, lay down, and that would go for two to three days at a time. I had to
be taken out of school because of it. I had to quit sports, couldn’t do anything because
of it. Couldn’t do anything. – [Kirsten’s mom] As parents, it was really
hard to watch our very active, very outgoing, very athletic daughter not be able to do anything
that she enjoyed anymore. We did have to withdraw her from school because she couldn’t focus.
Her pain was so great and it is amazing what can be done in four or five days at Cognitive
FX. We have our daughter back. She is registered to start school in the next trimester. She’s
smiling, her eyes are twinkling, the color is back, and, you know, this is the girl we
lost a year and a half ago, and truly it’s because of this place. So we would absolutely
recommend Cognitive FX for anyone who’s had any kind of brain injury. – The therapy is amazing. The people here
put their time and effort into you during the hour that they have you. They have your
full undivided attention. That’s what I meant. Their full, undivided attention. – So the therapy is so specific for each patient,
the four other patients that were here with Kirsten during the week, their therapy was
different than her therapy because their injury was different than Kirsten’s injury and so
it’s so specialized. The functional MRI is an amazing piece of equipment that can tell
exactly what parts of your brain are working or not working,
and therefore the therapy is…what’s the word? – Specific. – Yeah. Specific for each patient and putting
it all together is what makes this whole thing work and heal the brain. – And they made the therapy really fun, I
enjoyed every single one of them.

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