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Post-Concussion Syndrome: The Lingering Effects of a Concussion 

 April 15, 2018

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

post-concussion-syndrome-the-lingering-effects-of-a-concussionUnfortunately, accidents are a part of life and might lead you to experience post-concussion syndrome. You might have been involved in a car accident, a trip and fall, or had an injury occur during a sports-related event. While we often do everything we can to avoid accidents, they still happen. Did you know that it is possible for you to endure a serious concussion and not even be aware of it?

A mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) often occurs after you have received a blow to the head. While this is serious, a further complication may develop. This is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and is accompanied by the symptoms below:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of memory and concentration problems
  • Sensitivity to light and noise

You do not always have to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with a concussion. And, post-concussion syndrome is not based on the severity of the accident you were involved in. PCS usually happens within a week or two of the initial injury and sometimes goes away in about 3 months. Sometimes symptoms of post-concussion syndrome last for over a year.

Caring for Post-Concussion Syndrome

If you seek the care of your family doctor for post-concussion syndrome, you will likely be prescribed some type of medication to care for the individual symptoms. However, unless the root cause is addressed, this problem can be persistent and cause you to lose out on important events in your life.

When you endure a traumatic event that impacts the head or neck, you may have a misaligned bone in the upper cervical spine. Upper cervical chiropractors are specifically trained to correct this type of problem by using a method that is both gentle and effective. Once corrected, pressure from the misalignment is relieved from the brainstem. The central nervous system can to begin to function at its peak once again, often relieving the symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome.

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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