Concussions can cause a wide variety of symptoms, which can last for weeks or months and can affect your daily life. At Back to Health Chiropractic in Worcester, MA, we offer various chiropractic treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your overall health. Learn more about concussions and why treatment is important below:
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, which occurs when your brain moves back and forth quickly. The concussion happens when there's a blow to your head and can be caused by a fall, vehicle or bike accident, and a sports injury.
Symptoms of a Concussion
A concussion can cause various symptoms. One symptom that you may experience is losing consciousness. Along with this, you may also feel stunned, confused, or dazed even if you don’t lose consciousness. Concussions can also cause headaches, neck pain, vision problems, and behavioral changes. It is important to seek treatment for a concussion to prevent further complications that can occur, such as memory and concentration issues.
Chiropractic Treatment for Concussions
Our chiropractors will begin by diagnosing your concussion. We will speak with you about your symptoms, the accident or injury that caused the concussion, and your medical history in order to determine an accurate diagnosis. We will also perform a physical exam. Our chiropractors may use diagnostic tests, like an MRI or CT scan, to confirm the concussion and determine the extent of the injury. If the concussion occurred days or weeks ago and you are still experiencing symptoms, our team can still help. Some treatments that we utilize for concussions include:
Spinal manipulation is often the first step in chiropractic treatment. If you've experienced an accident or trauma, it is highly possible that you will have misalignments. The misalignments can affect how your nervous system functions, cause pain, and decrease blood flow. Spinal manipulation can eliminate the pain from the misalignment, reduce inflammation, improve nervous system function, improve flexibility, and increase blood flow. As a result, the symptoms you are experiencing from the concussion will be reduced.
Therapeutic exercises can also help you recover from a concussion. Our chiropractors will show you how to perform the exercises at our clinic and then you will continue them at home. The exercises can reduce inflammation, improve your flexibility, and increase blood flow, which can help relieve your symptoms.
Massage therapy can also be beneficial for treating concussions. The therapy relaxes your muscles, which can relieve pain. Not only that, but the technique also reduces inflammation and helps calm your nervous system.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of a concussion, our team at Back to Health Chiropractic in Worcester, MA, can help. We can provide a diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan that will relieve your symptoms and improve your overall health. Contact us at (508) 752-7521 today to schedule an appointment!