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Happy March!

Happy March from Drs. Jacobs, Diaz, & staff!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The most common brain injuries are concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries, or mTBIs. They affect up to 4 million Americans a year. For most, recovery occurs over a few weeks with little lasting issue.

However, for 10 to 20%, symptoms may persist for months to years and affect cognition, emotion, visual and vestibular function, and sleep, with headaches being an almost universal complaint. Sometimes, doctors fail to make the connection between a patient's current symptoms and a TBI, especially one that happened in the past.

That's why it's important for patients as well as doctors to be aware of what concussion symptoms are. Different symptoms may even indicate different concussion types, requiring different kinds of therapy. NY Yankees' outfielder, Clint Frazier's recent experience provides fascinating reading about their occurrence and their consequence.

Steve Jacobs Virginia Family ExpoDr. J & Dr. D will be at the Growing Up in the Valley Family Expo at the Salem Civic Center on Sat. April 7th.  It looks to be a fun, family event… and it’s FREE! Gather the clan and come hang out!

Growing Up in the Valley is bringing together all the best services, businesses, educators, and professionals you need in your day to day life as a Roanoke area family!

Finally, Dr. J & Dr. D will both be attending the premier Orthokeratology and Myopia Control conference of the year in mid-April.  It’s in Orlando, though of course with all the courses, information, and chance to learn from colleagues, they may not even get a chance to enjoy the sunshine.