Understanding MTBI and Concussions

MTBI, Concussion, PSC, Head InjuryWhat is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

If you’ve experienced a concussion, then you’ve experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Though, not every person reacts the same way to every type of accident, so what causes an MTBI in one person may not cause one in another person. There are factors such as the force of the collision, the location of the collision,  and other factors.

Though, it is not necessary that a person who has suffered from an MTBI must lose consciousness in order for a concussion to occur. They might only become dazed, disoriented, or confused. There are, however, a list of symptoms a person who has experienced an MTBI might endure.

Symptoms of Concussions

  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Poor memory or concentration
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Coma
  • Dizziness or Disequilibrium
  • Blurred Vision
  • Tinnitus
  • Insomnia
  • Oversleeping
  • Changes in mood
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Slurred speech
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Changes in ability to sleep

After the Concussion

Not all of these symptoms will necessarily manifest themselves right away. They may take days, weeks, months, or years after the injury before they manifest themselves. That means regardless of whether or not you lose consciousness, ignoring a blow to the head can be detrimental to your health.

That’s because that collision, whether it occurred yesterday, last week, last month, or several years ago, leads to brain changes that will most likely lead to adverse effects. How bad your effected will depend on factors including the direction of the collision, the severity of the collision, and more that may have caused the misalignment of the top two vertebrae in your neck.

Relief from Concussions

Now that you know that it’s important not to just ignore that injury, you know you need to do something about it. You need to take steps to go through the healing process of a concussion, and that means allowing an upper cervical chiropractor to examine your neck for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of any pain you feel now or will feel. That’s because a misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter of your upper cervical spine can place pressure on the brainstem, thus not allowing for the brain to communicate with the body properly. That lack of communication can then lead to various health complications throughout the body, but adjusting those two vertebrae will often reverse the negative effects on a person’s health.

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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

2016-10-25T01:24:21+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Concussion, Mild traumatic brain injury|Comments Off on Understanding MTBI and Concussions