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Chiropractics For Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome

I’ve never had a concussion before, but I can only imagine how painful and scary they must be. I’ve seen friends get concussions after a fall or accidental blow to the head, and I want to better educate myself on what this condition is exactly, as well as how to treat and even prevent it from ever occurring in the first place.

In my research and studies on the topic, I ended up coming across one phrase over and over again: “post-concussion syndrome”. I knew that concussions in and of themselves were a syndrome that presented a few different possible symptoms, but it wasn’t until very recently that I realized that a new set of symptoms can occur in the hours and even days after a concussion is sustained.

Surprisingly enough, some people who get a concussion aren’t even aware of any damage sustained until the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome start to show themselves. When I read up on the facts of this condition in a post by Portland Chiropractic Neurology, Iknew I needed to get the word out about how to treat this condition. Here’s what I learned.

Commonly referred to in the medical world as either PCS or mild Traumatic Brain Injury, post-concussion syndrome occurs after a traumatic injury to the head or neck area of the body. Some of the most common symptoms of this condition include headaches that are sometimes severe in nature, dizziness, pain or stiffness in the neck, trouble concentrating, changes in posture or gait,and difficulty with reading and reading comprehension. If you have recently experienced whiplash, a hard fall, a sports injury, or any sort of injury to the head, it would be a good idea to be checked for not only a concussion, but for the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome as well.

Fortunately there are a few highly effective and scientifically proven methods of treatment that can correct post-concussion syndrome. One of the safest and most reliable methods of treating this condition continues to be chiropractic care. Even in patients who are not suffering from a head or neck injury, chiropractic adjustments are often used to restore the spinal column to its proper alignment. While this helps virtually everyone to improve their health, it really can benefit patients in the aftermath of a concussion, since it often successfully restores function and mobility to the affected area. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about the benefits that chiropractic can offer. 

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