At Crystal Springs Chiropractic, we treat many injuries, including concussions. Throughout San Mateo, our auto accident chiropractor has helped car crash victims manage their physical pain. But no matter how you sustain a concussion, it's important to have the facts about treating it.
What Chiropractic Care Does For Concussions
Anytime you suffer a head or brain injury, you run the risk of experiencing pain in your spine due to misalignment. Suffering from a misaligned spine often causes the same symptoms as brain injury does. This is why so many people seek chiropractic care when physically hurt. Concussion victims often experience neck pain, vertigo, and headaches. Receiving treatment from a chiropractor can treat all of these ailments.
Post Concussion Symptoms
Symptoms of a concussion do not always go away quickly. Many of them linger long after a head injury has occurred. This is referred to as the "Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)." It causes symptoms including anxiety, headaches, ringing ears, loss of memory/concentration, dizziness, and irritability.
In most cases, if you suffer from a concussion, the systems last no longer than a month. But if you experience Post Concussion Syndrome, the symptoms can linger for life. The more concussions you have suffered, the more likely you are to suffer from this syndrome. The onset of PCS can occur as soon as one week after a concussion or up to 10 days after.
Treating Post Concussion Syndrome
Many PCS patients turn to an auto accident chiropractor for help, as this syndrome often occurs after a car crash. Treatment plans often include deep muscle massage, low force corrections, and precise adjustments. The after-effects of a concussion can cause your muscle to tense and even feel inflamed. The tense muscles can lead to your spinal cord becoming misaligned, which is where a chiropractor comes in handy.
If your spine is misaligned, it requires an adjustment to correct this. The low force corrections mean that you'll feel relief without experiencing pain during the procedure. Precise adjustments are a more precise procedure that targets the specific area where the pain occurs. All three of these procedures will bring you relief from a misaligned spine.
The misalignment of neck pain can cause complications that include intracranial pressure, the blocking of brainstem functions, and reduced blood flow. This can be avoided by addressing the problem as soon as you notice it.
Contact Crystal Springs Chiropractic
Suffering from a concussion is not something to take lightly. At Crystal Springs Chiropractic, your San Mateo chiropractor will treat your symptoms. Please make an appointment for a physical exam and advice on how to manage your pain.