Treating Concussions with Our Chiropractor
Sadly, many people experience a concussion every single year. They are typically caused by a slip and fall injury, sports injury, or auto accident injury. While a concussion can be fatal at times, there are still many people that can recover from it. The team at Fox Chiropractic serving Downy, CA, is here to help ensure the best results for each patient.
What Is a Concussion?
The main purpose of the skull is to protect the brain – and it does that job very well. If you receive a hard hit to the head, you’ll likely experience a concussion, which is the result of the skull doing its job. However, during this protection, your brain can be jostled around, hitting the sides of your skull and causing a type of traumatic brain injury.
Unfortunately, this may cause damage to the brain, which may lead to some of the following symptoms:
- Blurry vision
- Headaches and migraines
- Pressure in the head
- Memory loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Speech problems
- Tinging in the ears
- Trouble sleeping
- Chronic fatigue
- Anxiety and irritability
- Light and noise sensitivity
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me?
After you’ve experienced a slip and fall injury, auto accident injury, or sports injury, that you might think has caused a serious concussion, your first step should be to seek emergency care. This will help address any life-threatening or critical issues. However, one of the next medical professionals that may can help is a chiropractor.
When you experience a physical trauma that is forceful enough to cause a concussion, your spine might have likely been compromised as well. And if there are any alignment issues, it can aggravate, contribute to, or even cause some of the symptoms you might be feeling.
It’s also important to understand that your spine goes from the lower back all the way up to your head. This means that your spinal health is directly linked to your brain’s health.
Additionally, your spine is surrounded by nerves, which are responsible for carrying out communication between your brain and the rest of your body. If any of your nerves are compressed due to the accident, then your body may not be able to function or heal as it is designed to do.
Chiropractic care offers several treatments that can help – spinal adjustments being one of the top options. Ensuring your spine is in alignment can help relieve pain, tension, and nerve compression so that you can feel better, and your brain can heal.
Recover from an Auto Accident Injury, a Slip and Fall Injury, a Sports Injury, and More, with Our Chiropractor
If you’re searching for relief from headaches and migraines and other symptoms of concussion, let our team at Fox Chiropractic serving Downey, CA, help. Schedule your appointment by calling (562) 862-0744.