Mystified by Her Head Problems
Melissa Dribben from the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on one woman’s journey to discover the source of her mystery headache.
“One crisp morning during the fall of 2011, a 52-year-old operating-room nurse in Collegeville was walking her shih tzu when a neighbor’s dog attacked them. The woman was pulled off her feet and slammed to the ground. She recalls hearing a kind of ringing sound but did not lose consciousness.
She texted her husband about the dustup, finished walking the dog, and went about the rest of her day, thinking that she had escaped injury.
In the coming weeks, however, she began having headaches, heard ringing in her ears and grew sensitive to light and noise. Her sense of smell was off, she had trouble focusing on tasks and felt dizzy, tired, disoriented, and moody.”
Read more here to learn how Dr. Mijail Serruya, Medical Co-Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center, helped this patient discover the source of her illness and how she got back onto the road to recovery.