What’s in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Post Concussion Syndrome, Concussion, Head InjuryUnderstanding Concussions

Saying someone experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is a long way of saying they suffered from a concussion. Though, whether or not a person experiences a concussion or not can vary from person to person depending on how hard they were hit, where they were hit, and other factors.


One of the common misnomers about these MTBI is that you have to have lost consciousness in order for the diagnosis of a concussion. That isn’t true. A person who suffers an extreme blow to the head that results in such might only experience being dazed, confused, or disoriented.


Along with either those symptoms or a loss of consciousness, someone who suffers from a concussion may experience some of the symptoms listed below.


Symptoms of Concussions

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

After the Concussion

Though, these symptoms may not manifest themselves for days, weeks, months, or evens years after they suffered the injury. That’s why it’s important that whether you lose consciousness or not as a result of that blow to the head that you not ignore either the presence or absence of the above symptoms.


When you experience any type of collision that results in a concussion, you experience brain changes, and those brain changes can and most likely will lead to adverse effects. Depending on the direction of the hit, how hard you were hit, and other factors, that collision may have very well caused the upper two vertebrae in your neck to be knocked out of alignment.


Concussion Relief

The only way to find relief from symptoms of a concussion caused by a misalignment in your upper neck vertebrae is to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. They will examine your upper neck vertebrae and make any necessary adjustments.


A misalignment of only ΒΌ millimeter can cut of the proper flow of blood and oxygen to your brain, cause your brain not to be able to communicate properly with your body, and more. Though, making sure your upper neck vertebrae is properly aligned will frequently reverse the affects of that concussion long-term.


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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

2017-09-19T00:18:17+00:00February 9th, 2015|Concussion, Dizziness, Post concussion syndrome, Whiplash|Comments Off on What’s in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?