What to Know about Concussions from Our Chiropractor
So you hit your head and wonder if you have a concussion after a sports injury, auto injury, or another personal injury. You've already received a diagnosis at the hospital and wonder if chiropractic care can help.
At Heresco Chiropractic in Corvallis, OR, and the neighboring communities, we'd like to shed some light on what a concussion is and how chiropractic care can assist.
A concussion is classified as a brain injury from either a blow to the head or a jolt. When the impact occurs, the brain moves inside your skull, causing chemical changes and damage or stretching of the brain cells.
Sometimes, the effects of a concussion happen at the time of the injury, but it's common not to occur until 72 hours after. That's why you should see a practitioner immediately after a head injury to diagnose the issue before you have symptoms. Keep in mind that early intervention can lead to the best prognosis. However, our chiropractor can still help you recover even if you wait.
The effects of a concussion may only last a few days in some people with minor trauma. However, in some cases, the symptoms can linger for months to years.
Symptoms of Concussion
While some people lose consciousness, that doesn't happen in all cases. It's more common for a person to remain conscious after a head injury that causes a concussion. Some people will have immediate symptoms, such as they'll slur their words or won't remember their address. You might not recall the event or what happened immediately before it. You may also feel dizzy, confused, or in a mental fog.
Other possible concussion symptoms include depression, mood changes, irritability, and sensitivity to sound and light.
How We Can Help
If you suspect you have a concussion, our first step will be to evaluate you and see if your suspicions could be correct. Then, we'll evaluate your symptoms even if you don't think you have a concussion.
Then, we'll create a treatment program, especially for your needs, which may consist of exercise therapy. This treatment can help with dizziness and balance problems. Another treatment we recommend is chiropractic alignments, which optimizes your nervous system function.
Schedule an Appointment with Us
Heresco Chiropractic in Corvallis, OR, and the general vicinity offers concussion therapy after a sports injury, auto injury, or another personal injury. Through chiropractic care, you can heal more quickly and possibly more optimally after this traumatic brain injury. Contact us today for an appointment at 541-757-9933.