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How Post-Concussion Syndrome Can Be Stopped in Its Tracks 

 August 20, 2017

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJPost-concussion syndrome is made up of a variety of symptoms, such as dizziness and headaches, that can last for many weeks or months after you have had the initial concussion. A traumatic brain injury happens before post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and approximately 1.7 billion people endure these in the United States. Around 75% are also diagnosed with a concussion, while 80% are treated and released from the hospital emergency room. Concussions often come about as a result of an accident during a sporting event, a car accident, or a trip and fall. Some will recover completely from this type of trauma, while others will have lingering symptoms for quite some time after the initial injury.

PCS is not an easy condition to cope with. Symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus

Some factors that may make one more susceptible to developing post-concussion syndrome are:

  • History of a previous head injury
  • Being older in age
  • History of headaches
  • Being a woman
  • History of mental health issues

It is important if you are recovering from a concussion to do the following:

  • Rest during the day
  • Get extra sleep at night
  • Avoid doing too much physically for awhile
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Be sure the spine is in proper alignment

Upper Cervical Care is Vital for Post-Concussion Syndrome

Here at Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic, we help our PCS patients by ensuring that they are not suffering due to a misalignment in the top bones of the neck. An examination, assisted by imaging and specific measurements, can help us to determine where the misalignment is located. A misalignment of this type can stress the brainstem and cause it to send improper signals to the brain, leading to the above-mentioned symptoms of PCS.

We employ a gentle technique that helps the neck bones to realign naturally rather than popping or cracking them. Once adjusted, the body can begin to repair the damage done, and PCS may go away and not return.

 

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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