Concussion FAQs Answered by our Scottsdale Chiropractor
Concussions are a fairly common injury, but they are very hard to cope with because of the serious impacts to your life. These injuries can occur from a host of accidents. In fact, around 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries each year are attributed to sports incidents. For people who are playing sports or in a car accident, being on the lookout for signs of a concussion is imperative.
Indications you suffered a concussion
The signs of a concussion might not show up right away. It might be days to weeks after the accident before you notice that anything is amiss. Some of the more common signs of a concussion include dizziness, loss of consciousness, difficulty concentrating, problems with memories, and headaches. You might also have sensitivity to light or sound. Some people also experience nausea and vomiting when they have a concussion.
Treating a concussion
A concussion is usually treated by allowing the brain to rest and heal. This is sometimes difficult because it can mean not being able to use a computer, speak a lot, or even watch television. You should make sure that if you are told to stick to brain rest for a specific period that you do it so you aren’t putting undue stress on the brain.
Role of chiropractic care in concussion treatment
A chiropractor will evaluate the injury to determine what type of adjustments to make. There is evidence in various studies that chiropractic care, such as what Secrest Family Chriopractic in Scottsdale will provide, can help concussion patients. Some theorize that the force that causes a concussion actually compresses that cervical spine.
Chiropractic adjustment after the accident occurs can help to correct the misalignment of the spine that increases the effects that you are feeling because of the concussion. This can provide relief from the symptoms that are plaguing your life.
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