If you were recently in a car accident or sustained a sports related injury, there is a chance you suffered from whiplash. That occurs when the muscles in your neck are extended beyond their normal range of motion.
Now, even if you weren’t knocked unconscious, there is a chance you suffered a concussion. That’s a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury that changes the functionality of your brain. They are usually the result of a blow to the head, but they can also happen when a person is violently shaken.
Now, it’s easy to think you didn’t suffer from this mild traumatic brain injury because your weren’t knocked unconscious, but that’s not necessarily the case. Here are some things you should look for that will help you determine whether or not you sustained this injury.
- Damaged blood vessels
- Nerve damage
- Impaired brain function
- Vision impairment
- Sensitivity to noise
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Loss of equilibrium
- Sensitivity to light
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Inability to concentrate
- Poor memory
- Changes in behavior or Personality
Upper Cervical Care for that Concussion
If your concussion symptoms persist, you are experiencing post-concussion syndrome, and you will want to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. Any time that you suffer an injury to your head you also suffer an injury to your neck. A common reason for lingering concussion symptoms is not addressing this underlying neck injury.
Upper cervical chiropractors evaluate the relationship between the head of the neck to determine whether or not a misalignment has occurred. If the misalignment is found it can be corrected precisely, gently and extremely effectively with an upper cervical corrective procedure utilized by specially trained chiropractors.
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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