Brain Injury & Stroke- Amusement Rides causes further brain damage.
I was recently in Orlando, FL for a family gathering and we went to one of the major Amusement Parks. They have notices for fear of heights, fear of fog, effect of strobe lights, along with caution for neck and back injuries. What was missing was notices that if you had a concussion, tbi or stroke, being on almost 90% of the rides that have acceleration/deceleration can cause further brain damage. Thus, I’ve written a recommendation that such a notice needs to be included. I hope someone take stock of this. I did avoid those rides and did enjoy the time with the family.
Wishing everyone Happy Holidays.
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Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D.
Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D. is a Neuropsychologist, Board Certified Health Psychologist, Board Certified Sports Psychologist, and Trauma Therapist with over 35 years experience. In 1990, Dr. Diane had a stroke while driving her car, resulting in a 60 mph head-on auto accident. She has since undergone brain surgery, and sustained two more concussions. Using her experience and expertise, Dr. Diane wrote Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, the first comprehensive guide to brain trauma and its hidden effects. Her newest book Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury released November 2013 covers all aspects of the recovery process, including information on sports and blast injuries. As both a professional and a survivor, Dr. Diane devotes her clinical practice, writings and personal appearances to helping organizations and individuals overcome life’s obstacles and achieve their goals.