Concussions and Treatment At Capitol Rehab of Crofton
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. Concussions vary in severity. A mild blow to the head could cause a mild concussion. These are not life-threatening. The harder the blow, the more serious the concussion.
How Are Concussions Caused?
Your brain is soft and has the consistency of gelatin. The brain contains cerebrospinal fluid. This is what cushions the brain and protects it during everyday bumps and jolts. If you sustain a strong blow to your head, your neck, or your upper body, it can cause your brain to hit the inside of the skull. This impact can damage your brain, causing a concussion. Concussions can also be caused if your head is moved forward with great force or if it stops with great force. This often occurs during car accidents or if you are forcefully shaken.
What Are the Immediate Symptoms Of a Concussion?
The symptoms of a concussion would depend on the severity of the injury. The most common symptoms that occur right after the accident or the blow to the head include:
- Headache or pressure in the head
- Loss of consciousness
- The inability to remember the accident
- Seeing stars
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Appearing dazed
- Difficulty answering questions
What Are the Delayed Symptoms Of a Concussion?
Some of the symptoms of a concussion can come on hours and even days following the injury. These include:
- Difficult with concentration and memory
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
What Are the Risk Factors For Concussions?
There are certain activities and certain factors that increase the risk of a concussion.
- Falling down
- Athletes, especially those who take part in contact sports
- Being in a car accident
- Being hit by a car while on foot or while riding a bike
- Soldiers in combat
- Victims of physical abuse
- Having a concussion in the past
How Can a Chiropractor Help After a Concussion?
If you have been diagnosed with a concussion, a chiropractor can help with the condition and the symptoms. If your chiropractor diagnoses you with post-concussion syndrome, an adjustment of your cervical spine can help relieve many of your symptoms. Any blow to the head will cause your cervical spine to become misaligned. When the cervical spine is misaligned, it can impair the function of your brainstem, it can reduce the blood blow to your brain, and it can reduce the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. Each of these conditions can be corrected with a chiropractic adjustment, helping reduce the symptoms of the concussion and the severity.
Contact Capitol Rehab of Crofton in Crofton, MD!
If you recently suffered an auto accident injury, a sports injury or a slip and fall accident, and you have been diagnosed with a concussion, you should schedule an appointment with ChiroMatrix in Crofton. Our chiropractor can create a treatment plan to treat your headaches and migraines. With regular chiropractic adjustments, you will be free of all of your symptoms.