Chattanooga Residents Finding Natural Relief for Concussions 

 April 2, 2017

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJAthletes, more so than others, have a reason to be aware of getting concussions. Those who play such sports as football, hockey, and soccer, among others, put themselves at a higher risk for developing problems related to a concussion than those who play non-contact sports.

There is constant research being done on athletes and concussions. However, there remains much more to be learned. Some of the areas where there are still questions to be answered are:

  • Is Alzheimer’s disease a consequence of repeated head trauma?
  • Does repetitive damage to the head that does not produce definite symptoms of a concussion still cause injury over time that can affect a person’s cognitive function?

When one sustains a head injury, he or she may have a variety of symptoms that can hinder cognitive function, emotional state, or physical health. In most cases, these symptoms subside unless one experiences what is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS). This syndrome includes symptoms that persist long after the injury happened. One major sign that a person is suffering from PCS is having repetitive headaches. These will develop after the injury or get worse if a person has already had them prior to the accident.

How to Recover from a Concussion

PCS and headaches may be coming from an injury that occurred to the bones of the neck due to the accident. The C1 and C2 are especially susceptible to becoming misaligned. When these bones are misaligned, it affects the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood to and from the brain. Communication between the brain and body are also compromised as undue pressure is placed on the brainstem.

Using a very gentle technique, I help realign the bones of the neck. This is often all that is needed for a person to see relief from not only headaches but other symptoms of PCS. Having a healthy spine is important to everyone, but for athletes, it is especially vital if they have been injured. Once the underlying problem is corrected, one can often go back to living an active, pain-free life.

To find an upper cervical specialist in your area go to http://www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area CALL 423-402-4602 to schedule a consultation

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Dr. Todd Osborne

Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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