High-School Sports and Post-Concussion Syndrome

Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJA staggering number of people suffer from sports-related injuries, including post-concussion syndrome, during a year’s time. In fact, those numbers fall anywhere from 1.6 to 3.8 million! This becomes more concerning when one realizes that many of these injuries occur with high school students. While the initial injury causes concern, what follows can be just as bad or even worse. If a child suffers from post-concussion syndrome and is not treated promptly, the end results can be dangerous. Some symptoms to look for are:

  • Pain in the neck area
  • Abnormal headaches
  • Inability to return to the sport

Serious Consequences of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Sadly, there are rare circumstances that lead to the death of a student that has endured a sports injury. It is even more devastating to learn that some of these tragedies could have been avoided if the child received prompt care for the injury. Many high school students are not willing to admit the extent of their injuries for fear of losing a scholarship or not impressing scouts. They often pressure their parents and coaches to let them continue to play the game when they should be resting. However, this is the very thing that puts their lives at risk. Here are some signs to look for that may indicate a child is suffering more than he or she wants to admit:

  • Loss of consciousness (although not necessary to have a concussion)
  • Slow verbal response
  • Poor coordination
  • Forgetfulness
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Personality changes
  • Imbalance
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Disorientation

Where to Get Appropriate Help for Post-Concussion Syndrome

If it is suspected that a child has endured a concussion and is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, it is important to visit an upper cervical chiropractor. The child can then be examined for a misalignment of the upper neck bones, often seen as a result of sporting injuries. A gentle and safe adjustments can be used to correct the problem. This may help to ensure that the child is back on the field enjoying the game as soon as possible.
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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 http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com

2017-09-19T00:15:19+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Concussion|Comments Off on High-School Sports and Post-Concussion Syndrome