Today we’re going to talk about how to prevent trauma from hitting our head, and Dr. Dan Engle joins the discussion. Two weeks before starting medical school, Dan broke his neck which got him interested in the science of neurological recovery.
Dan talks about the mental side effects that are caused by concussions, many of which he has seen in his extensive work with veterans. We learn about why these side effects originate from both physiological and psychological factors.
People can actually have a concussion without even hitting their head, which according to Dan makes them especially difficult to diagnose and understand. Dan also provides recommendations of how to recover from a concussion so we can become active again.