People often associate concussions with a short-term risk for brain damage if the trauma is not recognized and addressed right away. In fact, concussions often involve long term effects that patients may have a very difficult time recovering from over the course of many weeks, months or even years.
Chiropractic Neurology is an excellent choice for therapy that can help individuals recover from the effects of concussion, which may linger for extended periods of time. In recent years, National Hockey League (NHL) player Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins drew attention to the benefits of chiropractic care for long-term after-effects of concussion.
Sidney had experienced symptoms such as dizziness, fogginess, instability and light sensitivity for nearly a year after suffering from a concussion. Under the care of a Doctor of Chiropractic with expertise and in-depth training in neurology, Crosby’s cognitive and physical functioning improved and progressed to full recovery.
Chiropractors are able to help those suffering ongoing symptoms of concussion because they are extensively educated on the body’s central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. Chiropractors are well equipped to identify and manage problems related to the CNS, including concussions. In addition, Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologists receive an additional three years of training specific to the functional integrity of the central nervous system.
Chiropractors are not only extensively trained in areas that are involved in traumatic brain injury and recovery from it; they’re also typically very experienced. There is a high incidence of concussion among patients who seek the care of chiropractors, including sports injury patients and victims of auto accidents. A chiropractor—especially one who with advanced education in sports medicine or neurology—is likely to have seen and helped many, many patients who’ve suffered with concussion.
The type of comprehensive care chiropractics can offer concussion patients includes a variety of non-invasive, brain-based therapies, such as physical rehabilitation, exercise, nutritional therapies and much more. This type of care can help patients achieve shorter recovery times from concussion-related injury, enhanced mental clarity and focus, an increase in energy, plus a clearer understanding of overall health and wellness and how it may best be achieved.
If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, be aware of potential ongoing symptoms or problems. If they occur, Chiropractic Neurology offers a unique care solution that’s proven effect at helping those who suffer stubborn, ongoing symptoms that affect their daily lives.
Consider that during the injury, which caused a concussion, the patient may have sustained musculoskeletal trauma in addition to head trauma. Musculoskeletal trauma may worsen headaches or aggravate neck pain the patient is suffering. Chiropractic adjustments may be a safe way to manage pain, while bringing the spine back into proper alignment. This is just one way in which chiropractors may be able to help patients who’ve tried virtually every other type of medical care without success.
Chiropractic care for concussions is not only effective; it’s also very safe. This is due to the gentle, natural approaches used in therapy, which does not include prescription drugs or surgery.