What is a concussion?
A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that occurs due to either a blow to the head, or violent shaking of the head that causes the brain to move back and forth rapidly. Furthermore, concussions can occur with or without loss of consciousness. These issues can lead to symptoms such as:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Memory loss, confusion
- Lack of coordination
- Mood changes
While these symptoms usually reduce over the weeks following the injury, sometimes symptoms can persist indefinitely, and flare up during times of physical or mental stress. If this is happening you may be diagnosed with something called post concussion syndrome.
If you have suffered an injury to the head it is important you immediately get medically examined to assess the extent of the injury.
How can chiropractic help?
While it is important that you first get medically examined for your concussion, chiropractic can help significantly in the days, weeks, and months following your injury. Suffering an injury to the head can have severe results. It is likely that you have caused misalignments in the vertebra in your neck. An important factor to understand is that the nervous system runs through your spine. This means that when these vertebra become misaligned it interferes with your nervous system. The interference will cause loss to its ability to be able to function at full capacity. Hence why this can be detrimental to your body’s ability to heal from an injury, and can increase the intensity and duration of symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments restore proper motion to the joints of the spine allowing the nervous system to flow and function at its best. When the nervous system is functioning correctly this allows the body and brain to be able to heal properly. Therefore it can help to reduce the symptoms associated with a concussion, rather than just covering them up. To find out more about what we do at Revolution click here