A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull and can create chemical changes in the brain. A concussion is known as a mild traumatic brain injury because it is not life-threatening, but the effects of a concussion can be severe.
Signs and symptoms of concussions
- pressure in the head
- neck pain
- nausea or vomiting
- blurred vision
- problems with balance
- sensitivity to light or noise
- difficulty with concentration or memory
- trouble falling asleep
- emotional problems
How chiropractic treatments can help concussions
Upper cervical chiropractic care involves correcting misalignments in the neck. Mechanical stress may trigger a series of events that could lead to a traumatic brain injury position (craniocervical dysfunction). Often, concussion symptoms linger because the misaligned neck bones impact the transmission of signals to and from your brain. This affects recovery and potentially leads to lingering and disabling effects such as chronic neck pain, headaches, and vertigo attacks.
By precisely addressing the craniocervical dysfunction, we can help with your concussion-related symptoms and guide you through the natural healing and recovery process. At Vitalpoint Chiropractic, chiropractors will conduct a thorough medical history of your injury, physical examination, and take digital x-rays if necessary. The Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic method provides precise atlas chiropractic adjustments, as well as correcting muscular imbalances.