It may surprise a person to learn that the brain is highly dependent on the correct alignment of the top two bones of the neck in order to function properly. A misalignment of either the C1 or C2 vertebra can lead to a variety of problems within the body. The reason for a misalignment in this area can often be traced back to a concussion, even if it happened many years ago. This may lead to the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. Let’s look at an example of what happened in the case of one woman.
How a Concussion Can Lead to Issues Later on in Life
A case study was performed involving a 75-year-old female who had sustained a concussion 10 years previously. She had sought the care of a number of medical doctors, which led her to be frustrated as she was not getting any answers. When the accident occurred, she had hit the back of her head and was rendered speechless. At the hospital, she had a CT scan and an MRI, as well as neurological examinations that went on for the next three months with no answers in sight. Her symptoms included:
- An unsteady and uncoordinated gait
- Laziness in her left eye
- Low energy
- Seizures brought about by activity or certain postures
She finally sought the care of a neurologist who discovered that the reason for the problems she was having was due to a misalignment in her upper neck from the previous concussion. She had been having most of these symptoms for the previous 10 years. Her neurologist helped her to find an upper cervical chiropractor, as they are highly trained in finding and correcting misalignments of the upper neck.
The end result? Her symptoms were resolved quickly and painlessly after only a few visits to the upper cervical chiropractor. If you have experienced a concussion and are experiencing ongoing symptoms, why not schedule a consultation 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