FebFast Make this Month Matter!

Carlo Rinaudo General Topics

Take a break from alcohol, sugar, caffeine and digital overload this month because you deserve to give your brain health a kick start. People are always saying that a healthy body houses a healthy mind. I think it’s safe to say that when your body isn’t healthy, your brain health is sure to suffer. Food substances and brain health Many …

Pre-season screening for Concussion

Carlo Rinaudo Concussion and mTBI

Better safe than sorry Sport in the world today has grown to be more popular than anyone could have ever imagined. Many athletes from all over the world participate in sports albeit at high school, collegiate or professional level. The role of coaches, parents, officials, clinicians and researchers is also starting to become more serious as sport starts to feature …

A real pain in the neck! Whiplash injury

Carlo Rinaudo Whiplash

Whiplash injuries are a common occurrence in motor vehicle accidents and are popularly known to be quite harmless, but the truth is that such an injury could cause more trouble than you might be aware of. What is whiplash? Whiplash is a term that refers to the lash-like effect that is experienced when sudden forces cause the upper trunk and …

Suffering in Silence? – The dilemma of the Silent Migraine

Carlo Rinaudo Migraines

The last last word you would associate with migraines is “silent”. Migraines are all but silent, they are unbearable and make you feel like you want to scream! An occurrence that has been puzzling many great minds is that of the Silent Migraine. The thing is that migraines are normally associated with headache while in the case of a silent …

Can someone please stop the ride! – Treating BPPV

Carlo Rinaudo Vertigo and Dizziness

Have you ever felt like you were on a roller coaster ride at the amusement park after simply moving your head a little? If your answer is yes, you are one of the many people worldwide suffering from dizziness and vertigo. BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is actually the most common cause of persistent vertigo and it is one of …

Will Smith’s “Concussion” Movie

Carlo Rinaudo Concussion and mTBI

“If I’d have seen this movie when I was in high school…I would have never played football.” The movie “Concussion” that was released into theaters in December 2015, has changed the way many people look at contact sports like football. Former sport stars like Pierre Woods (statement above) even doubt if they would have played the game if they had …

Whiplash and Car Accidents

Carlo Rinaudo Whiplash

What is Whiplash? No matter how we try to play it safe, there are simply some things we can’t control and getting into a car accident is one of them. More than the trauma, car accidents can leave us with minor or major injuries and one of them is whiplash. Whiplash is a relatively common injury that occurs following a …

IS YOUR WORLD SPINNING? – don’t let vertigo take over your life!

Carlo Rinaudo Vertigo and Dizziness

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)? Vertigo is a topic that is currently gaining much attention in the world of medicine. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is no stranger to Doctor’s offices or ER’s as it is the most common occurring condition in neuro-otological practice and is accountable for an estimated 17% of all vertigo cases. BPPV is characterized by …