What Symptoms Are Caused by Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Concussion, Head Pain, Headache, MigraineMany people equate a concussion with being knocked unconscious and hitting one’s head, but this is actually a common misconception.

 In fact, a person doesn’t have to have hit their head at all to sustained a concussion – it can be caused by other actions such as being violently shaken. As such, patients can be unaware that they have suffered a concussion, as they have not hit their head or been unconscious, and, therefore, do not equate any subsequent symptoms with the original injury.
This is all the more worrying because some symptoms may continue for more than a year after the incident, and if a patient is experiencing vertigo or migraines a week to 10 days after the accident, they are usually thought to be suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS).
People who experience PCS often suffer from migraines or tension headaches. Tension headaches cause widespread mild to moderate pain and are more common. Migraines tend to be located in a single area of the head and cause intense, throbbing pain.
PCS is frequently caused by an upper neck injury that irritates the nerves in the brain and spinal cord,triggering neurological pain. As well as causing tension and migraine headaches, this pain also manifests
itself in a variety of other lingering symptoms that can adversely affect
a patient’s quality of life such as irritability and anxiety, insomnia and fatigue, sensitivity to light and noise, dizziness, and poor
concentration and memory.
However, when someone suffers a head injury, they also inevitably injure their neck, as the head is connected to the neck. When a patient suffers from misalignments in the upper neck, symptoms can linger on, as these misalignments can cause nerve dysfunction and problems with blood vessels and cerebrospinal fluid.

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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

2017-09-19T00:16:22+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Concussion|Comments Off on What Symptoms Are Caused by Post-Concussion Syndrome?