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Ryan Isherwood, M.D.

A Discussion on Concussion


  So far this football season I have diagnosed 4 high school players with concussion.  Last year I only made the diagnosis once.  The difference this year is that trainers and coaches are paying closer attention to signs that one of their players may have a concussion.  This is in part due to the efforts by both the NFL and the NCAA to educate the coaches and their staff as well as help protect the players themselves. Concussion can occur in both helmeted and non-helmeted sports, and is most common in any sport that may involve a collision of any type.  The CDC in 2007 estimated  that ER’s saw 1.1 million concussion related injuries while another 235,000 required hospitalization.  When … Continue reading

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CHI Health

Gina’s Story

Patient Stories

In March of 2008, Gina was in a car accident in Wayne, Nebraska. The car flipped, and Gina was ejected from the car, but partially pinned by it. She was taken to the Wayne hospital, but was life-flighted to a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital where they performed surgery. Gina had a broken back and is now paralyzed from the waist down. Her family had several rehabilitation programs come to visit them in Sioux City to determine the best place for Gina. One of those programs was Alegent Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Center.Gina and her family felt a strong connection because of the way that Alegent therapists took the time to get to know Gina. They focused on her personal well-being in … Continue reading

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