If you were recently in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or otherwise experienced any type of injury to your head that led to a concussion, you might suffer from post-concussion syndrome. That’s a disorder that occurs following the concussion and can last for weeks or months. Symptoms will usually begin within seven to ten days, and they will usually go away within three months, but they may last for more than a year. Here is a list of signs to watch for that will help you tell if you or someone you know might suffer from post-concussion syndrome.
- Headaches (migraines and tension type headaches)
- Insomnia or other sleep disorders
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of memory (especially short-term memory)
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Blurred or double vision
Your Brain on Post-Concussion Syndrome
No one is quite sure what causes post-concussion syndrome or why it occurs in some people and not in others. Some experts believe the brain sustains structural damage, much like when an earthquake causes structural damage to buildings, while others believe psychological factors are involved. Though, most experts agree it is probably due to a combination of factors. Though, changes in Cerebral Blood Flow, along with a reduction in glucose used by the brain, have been observed.
No matter what causes it, or exacerbates it, if you suffer from post concussion syndrome, you do not need to continue to suffer. Seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, who will examine your upper neck vertebrae, is your first step toward regaining your life. They will examine your top two vertebrae for any misalignments in your neck that might be attributing to your injury and seek to address the underlying cause. Upper neck misalignments have been linked to lingering symptoms following a head and neck injuries. Your neck may be the key to your brain getting better.
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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