CCU Alert! Concussion: Evaluation and Management, from Work to Working Out

Who: MD/DO, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, Athletic Trainer. Hosted by the ShirleyRyan Ability Lab (formeraly Rehab Institute of Chicago) What: Concussion: Evaluation and Management, from Work to Working Out (A Live Online Series) When: Starts July 18 and continues each Wednesday for 9 consecutive weeks until September 5. Where: Your couch in your pajamas, your … Continue reading CCU Alert! Concussion: Evaluation and Management, from Work to Working Out

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 4)

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Today we have the fourth and final installment in the series with the above article. In this post, we’ll start with the hallucinogens and then continue on with organic solvents and performance enhancing drugs. So, we’re going to … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 4)

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 3)

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry This is part 3 of a series with the above article. Today we’ll be covering the sedative class of drugs. The sedatives include: heroin, other opiates and barbiturates are the main subclasses. We’ll discuss heroin and opiates first. … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 3)

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 2)

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry This is part 2 of a series on the above article. In this post, we will begin looking at the stimulant class of drugs. Stimulants include: cocaine/crack, amphetamines; 3,4-metylene (amphetamine substitute); Ecstasy, ephedrine (famously in weight loss drugs), … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 2)

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs: Part 1

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Before we delve in, a little background information. Every now and again, I’ll pick up a client that has secondary diagnosis of drug abuse in conjunction with whatever neurologic condition I’m treating. I’ve noticed a pattern that these … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs: Part 1