Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome
A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury most often happens after an impact to the head. A loss of consciousness may or may not occur for a concussion to be present. A loss of consciousness does not always result in a more severe concussion. The severity of the concussion will not determine if post-concussion syndrome will present. Post-concussion syndrome is when the symptoms of a concussion continue past the usual healing time. A concussion will typically heal within two weeks to one month. When the concussion complications last past one month it is then post-concussion syndrome.
What symptoms may present:
* information from Mayoclinic.com
- Loss of concentration and memory
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurry vision
- Noise and light sensitivity
- Rarely, decreases in taste and smell
Treating a concussion/post-concussion syndrome
Special chiropractic care
My opinion is that concussion suffers also need to see a chiropractor. Chiropractic care has helped many people. When the head impacts something injuries happen to muscles and joints. Chiropractors are able to address the joint and muscle injuries. These areas can be missed because the focus is so centered on the brain injury. The brain is the most important, but once doctor checks the brain the body needs to have an examination. Especially the head and neck. Fixing those other injuries can often help.
At Cascade Chiropractic and Wellness we perform Atlas Orthogonal care. This treatment focus is on the Atlas. The Atlas is the first vertebrae at the top of the neck. It protects the spinal cord and moves with the skull. Abnormalities in the area of the Atlas may cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, head pressure, mental fogginess, and neck tension. This treatment is not a guarantee to resolve post-concussion syndrome. It has helped many people who suffer find relief. Our office enjoys working with post-concussion patients because the change can be huge. For further questions about this treatment visit our Atlas Orthogonal blog post. Or, contact our office with your questions.