A diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome (PCS) comes about after a person has experienced a severe blow to the head. Even if some of these head traumas are considered mild, as they are in about 85% of cases, enough symptoms can lead to a diagnosis of PCS. However, it may surprise one to learn that this condition can have long-lasting effects years after the injury has occurred if it is not treated in a timely manner. If a person has had any kind of trauma, such as a car accident or a slip and fall, he should be aware that he may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. This can be true even if no medical attention was required and there was no blood loss.
What are the symptoms that a person may experience immediately after the accident or even many years later?
- Neck pain
- Headaches and/or migraines
- Visual disturbances
- Sleep problems
- Muscle strain
- Lower back pain
- Irritability cialis pris
- Decrease in range of motion
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Depression and anxiety
- Tingling in the arms and legs
Where to Get Help for Post Concussion Syndrome
A great place to start finding help after a trauma to the head or neck is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. This type of injury often affects the position of the C1 or atlas vertebra. If this bone misaligns, it can put undue pressure on the delicate brainstem. The job of the brainstem is to send signals to and from the brain and body so that bodily systems can function properly. It is responsible for things such as:
Therefore, if the brainstem is hindered from sending the right signals, a number of health issues can ensue. It is important to get this misalignment corrected so that a person can feel better.
At Dynamic Life Chiropractic, we use a gentle method to encourage this bone to move back into place naturally. This often only takes a couple of adjustments. Many patients report that they are feeling much healthier and happier after upper cervical chiropractic care.
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