Are basic evaluations exposing you to a future of pain/dysfunction?

Many of the symptoms that result from auto injuries are obviously related to the direct injury of the spine; neck pain after whiplash, for instance, is easy to understand. However, some of symptoms of accident injuries, especially those above the neck, or in the gut, etc., are not so easy to diagnose by the untrained physician. The staff at Florida Functional Neurology Group (FFNG) are prepared to substantiate and document the true depth and breadth of an individual’s injuries with our 6-point B.E.A.C.O.N of Health evaluation. This comprehensive evaluation examines all aspects of physical and neurocognitive health. This allows for treatments to be tailored to that individual’s specific needs.

A significant percentage of patients with whiplash report symptoms such as tinnitus, problems with concentration, dizziness, balance issues, visual symptoms, and/or headaches. Emotional symptoms may include irritability, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. The management of Whiplash Associated Disorder must include a competent evaluation to rule out mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)/concussion. Our facility utilizes cutting-edge technologies to substantiate and document injuries and the functional limitations those injuries are generating.

Concussions/mTBIs present a risk of post-traumatic headaches in about 40-60% of cases. Neurological inflammation, dizziness, brain-fog, digestive issues, etc., tend to persist for longer periods of time and can lead to chronic disabilities. The rate of Parkinson’s Disease increases 56% after just one concussion. The impact that mTBI/concussions have on the accelerating rate of Alzheimer’s and dementia are beginning to be revealed. Current estimated cost of injury for severe TBIs over a lifetime ranges from $85,000 to over $1.9 million. Your health is too important to be evaluated by a physician without the appropriate level of training, as well as level of concern for your health and wellbeing. 

90% of all imaging for suspected concussion/mTBI lack evidence of brain injury.

Since standard diagnostic tools such as MRI and CT are not helpful in diagnosing mTBI/concussion; it must be diagnosed via a multi-faceted clinical approach which includes utilizing Cutting-Edge Technologies such as the Dx100 Video Eye Movement/Video Nystagmus system. This sophisticated system, only available at FFNG, will be soon be utilized by astronauts aboard the International Space Station for studies involving dizziness and ear crystals (otoconia). This advanced system allows Dr. Frank to detect issues that traditional systems do not.

FFNG’s comprehensive 6-point B.E.A.C.O.N. of Hope evaluation includes:

  • Balance/Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Eye Movements
  • Autonomic Function (Blood pressure, gut function, etc.)
  • Cognitive Function
  • Orthopedic Evaluation
  • Neurological Evaluation

Don’t make any assumptions about the true extent of your injuries. Poorly managed Whiplash/Concussion injuries can lead to a lifetime of health issues.