Concussion Treatment With Chiropractic Care
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which can be caused by several different reasons such as a slip and fall on ice, a vehicle accident, a sports injury or any event that causes the brain to move back and forth rapidly. There are about 300,000 sports-related concussions every year. If your child plays football, baseball, soccer or ice hockey, he or she might be especially susceptible.
Our chiropractor at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness will diagnose and provide concussion treatment. First, let’s get a better understanding of what a concussion is, its symptoms, and the importance of getting medical attention.
Traumatic Brain Injury
By its simplest definition, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury or TBI. It’s the possible outcome of any kind of sudden blow to the head, whether it’s caused by a fall, being struck by a flying object, helmet-to-helmet contact or any other hard impact.
You don’t have to lose consciousness or bleed from the head in order to develop a concussion. In fact, the impact might have been so incidental that you barely remember it days after it happened. Nevertheless, the damage is serious. What’s happened is that the brain has been jarred or displaced in the skull. This creates serious chemical changes. Brain cells might have also been damaged.
Whatever the cause, you’re displaying certain symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored.
The Symptoms of Concussion
The range of symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, dizziness or balance problems, nausea or vomiting, and mental confusion. The victim might appear to be dazed, might experience blurry vision and clumsiness, and could have possibly (but not necessarily) lost consciousness at the time of the impact.
Not every concussion victim will exhibit every symptom, but if you or a loved one have any of these symptoms after a blow to the head you need to seek medical help.
How Our Chiropractor Might Treat Your Concussion
Whatever caused the concussion, the shock to the system might also have impacted your cervical spine. Through spinal adjustments we can correct possible damage to your musculoskeletal system, reducing head and neck pain. We’ll also examine you for other possible injuries caused in the accident.
And finally, we’ll educate you on how to recover from your concussion -- and how to reduce the risk of additional injury of this nature. If your kids were injured at play or in organized sports we’ll advise on ways to better protect their heads and brains.
Make an Appointment if You Suspect A Concussion
It’s important the get concussions and even mild head injuries checked out as soon as possible. If you suspect a concussion, please call us at (561) 547-2210 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Cacic. Or simply fill out and submit our online contact form.
However you reach us, we’ll be here for you and your family by providing the comprehensive chiropractic healthcare services you need. Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness is located at 17 N. H Street in Lake Worth, Florida.