I think it's a keeper though, don't you?
Speaking of brains, it was a rough weekend here in northeast NY.......I am amazed that my head is still on my shoulders. It should have exploded by now.
I know you are all waiting for some resolution, and I wish I had one to tell you about.
What I do have is a clue, and a little information, and I will share that with you.
My MRI showed that I have a Chiari Malformation. What that means is this:
Normally the cerebellum and parts of the brain stem sit in an indented space at the lower rear of the skull, above the foramen magnum ( a funnel-like opening to the spinal canal). When part of the cerebellum is located below the foramen magnum, in other words, it is pushed downward into the foramen magnum and the upper spinal canal, it is called a Chiari malformation.
Some people are born with it.
Adults can come up with it for various reasons.
I did a little google search, and found this.
While it has long been known that whiplash can cause injuries to the cervical spine, a new study published in the July issue of the journal Brain Injury, ("Chiari and Whiplash Injury," co-authored by Ezriel E. Kornel, M.D. F.A.C.S., Michael D. Freeman, Ph.D., and others) shows that whiplash may also cause anatomical changes that can result in brain injury.
The study, one of the few to look at the connection between whiplash and brain injury, examined the MRI scans of 1200 neck pain patients and found that those patients suffering from whiplash were more likely to have anatomical changes to the brain resulting in brain injury, specifically, a herniation of the brain called Chiari malformation, in which the bottom part of the brain (the cerebellum) dips through an opening in the base of the skull after a whiplash injury. Preliminary findings showed that brain injury occurred in 23% of the whiplash cases studied.
According to Dr. Kornel, a principal with Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York in White Plains, N.Y., "This condition can be quite painful and endanger the patient's health, with symptoms that may include headaches, neck pain, upper extremity numbness and tingling, and weakness.
Bottom line, I guess I didn't get away with that flip in the air, and that crack to the back of my head, back in August. Now I need to get in to see a neurologist, to find out what to do about it, and to find out if, in fact, this is the cause of my headaches.
It sure sounds like it to me.
I am trying to concentrate on what is right in front of me, and take this a step at a time.