Concussion & chiropractic care: help is available to speed up recovery
Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, is a common condition with symptoms ranging from mild to debilitating. Symptoms are caused by an impairment of brain function due to swelling or bruising on the brain.
Anyone can suffer from a concussion. Symptoms can range in duration, severity, and number among individuals. Commonly reported concussion symptoms are headache and dizziness, followed closely by nausea and neck pain. But the ongoing effects of trauma can vary widely.
Symptoms can appear immediately after head trauma or develop over time. If you believe you have a concussion, you should see a doctor immediately. Recovering from a concussion can take time, but a chiropractor can help to speed up the process.
A concussion often comes hand-in-hand with an impact on your upper cervical spine. In fact, ongoing concussion symptoms can be directly caused by pressure, or subluxation, to your neck or spine. But addressing spinal stress through adjustment, chiropractic care increases blood flow and oxygen to the injured brain to speed up the healing process. This also alleviates interference with the nervous system that runs up and down your spine, improving disfunction to better heal your body.
If you have been diagnosed with a concussion, consider including chiropractic care in your treatment program.
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By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.