Concussions, Chronic Headaches and Vertigo

Concussion, Head Pain, Headache, MigraineConcussions and Other MTBI

An MTBI or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, which includes concussions, can happen to anyone, but so many people aren’t aware when they suffer from one. That’s because so many people think this type of MTBI only occurs if a person is knocked unconscious, but that is not always the case.

When a person suffers a concussion, there is a rippling effect throughout the body that can cause the connective tissue, which holds the spine in place, to be torn loose. That tearing of the connective tissue weakens the spine, thus causing it to break down and lock into a position that causes stress on the body.

Because of the positioning of the upper cervical spine, which consists of the top two vertebrae in the spine, just below the brainstem, the shifting of the weight of the head can stretch and damage the tissue around it.

Righting Reflex

Though, the repositioning of your head doesn’t stop there. Your eyes and ears will then begin to reposition themselves through a process called righting reflex, which keeps them balanced with the horizon using the semicircular canals in the ears.

After that happens, the spine will need to adapt to that repositioning by twisting and turning. This will cause an imbalance in the shoulders, hips, legs, and more leading to an unequal distribution of weight throughout the body.

Untwisting your Twisted Body

Though, there are numerous problems that may result from a misalignment of as slight as ΒΌ of a millimeter, there is a procedure that can correct that misalignment. An upper cervical chiropractor is able to examine the upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of any misalignments in your upper neck vertebrae. They will then make the needed adjustments, so as to relieve that pressure, so the body can begin to heal itself.

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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at

2017-09-19T00:18:12+00:00September 21st, 2015|Chronic pain, Concussion, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Post concussion syndrome, Vertigo|Comments Off on Concussions, Chronic Headaches and Vertigo