Recovery From Concussion
Concussion is caused by a sudden deceleration impact that “JARS” the brain. Concussions are brain injuries. The following signs and symptoms are common following head trauma and can indicate that you have suffered a concussion.
These are the most common signs you have a concussion:
- Neck Pain: Stiffness and soreness in the neck
- Headache: can be persistent or severe
- Whole body: blackout, fatigue, or poor balance
- Cognitive: amnesia, disorientation, or mental confusion
- Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting
- Also common: irritability, mild depression, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, or sleepiness
If you think that you may have a concussion your first step should be to see a medical provider to make sure there is no internal brain bleed or subdural hematoma. If you have been cleared medically of these conditions your next stop should be to a doctor that is trained in Upper Cervical Chiropractic. The reason is simple. Head trauma that causes concussion also causes neck injury. In the following blog we will discuss the upper cervical spine’s role in recovering from concussion and post concussion syndrome.
It is estimated that 15 percent of people that sustain a concussion still have persistent symptoms one year later. In our practices in Los Angeles we have seen many post concussion patients . We have found that people who suffer with post concussion syndrome are actually suffering from a neck injury that is causing interference to the central nerve system. The head weighs on average 10-12 pounds and the top neck vertebrae called the atlas weighs 2 ounces. This area is held together by muscles and ligaments and as a result predisposes itself to injury. Jarring trauma that results in a concussion also damages the neck. This most critical junction is responsible for controlling most function in the body. When irritated or interfered with a host of chronic health conditions can follow. Upper neck injuries can either cause or contribute to, headaches, migraine, neck pain, back pain, sinus problems, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, meniere’s disease and vertigo.
What is Upper Cervical Care and How Can it Help You Recover Your Health?
The goal of Upper Cervical Care is for the spinal correction to “hold” or stay in alignment for as long as possible. In our current system of health care, that is better termed disease management and symptom treatment, it is often difficult to get patients to understand the OBJECTIVE of Upper Cervical Care. While our current health care system is focused on treatment of symptoms(effects) Upper Cervical Care is focused on restoration of FUNCTION. Restoration of function results after correction of the Upper Cervical Spine. Abnormal neck bio mechanics interfere with normal function in the nervous system and body. When proper neurological function returns through precise spinal correction, health can result. That is the OBJECTIVE.
Our offices are in Southern California and we dedicate ourselves to helping people restore health naturally. If you or loved one have someone in need we offer a free consultation in our office. The consultation is designed to determine if you can be helped and are a candidate for care.
You can schedule online here at: www.uppercervicalcare.schedapple.com . Or call our offices at 213 3399-7772 LA or 310 324-6172 Carson.