Post-COVID “Brain Fog” and Other Chronic Repercussions
Of all the most intriguing remnants of a COVID infection, “Brain Fog” seems to stump the medical profession the most. Modern medicine is first rate when it comes to critical care, but once the initial signs of infection and major symptoms abate, their toolbelt becomes inadequate.
“Brain Fog” has a clinical name: dysponesis (or neurological disorganization). Do you think a major infection requiring ventilation and/or a slew of potent drugs might literally flip some neurological switches? I recognize dysponesis in patients rather quickly and easily. These are patients confusing left and right or front and back when asked to lie down.
Dyponesis demonstrates itself as confusion and slow thinking due to a burden occupying a majority of the central nervous system’s attention. It could literally be anything from limited lung expansion (after bouts of hard coughing), to a secondary mineral or vitamin deficiency, or the mental emotional stress of medical bills piling up after continued unsuccessful treatments and concern over lack of improvement.
To treat a patient for any one of these conditions requires the clinician to think outside the box and utilize tools long known in the chiropractic profession. The proper use of manual muscle testing with Therapy Localization is one method of identifying any biomechanical or mental/emotional causes. Oral Thalamic testing is the other method necessary to identify vitamin/mineral deficiencies created by the infection.
Now as much as I would like to further describe what those techniques are, doing so would be irresponsible. The techniques are best utilized in the hands of professionals licensed by the state governing body to diagnose and treat. There was a time when laypeople were encouraged to try the techniques-but sadly, they have been abused/misused. As my teacher told me, “A stethoscope is only as good as what lies between the earpieces.”
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