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Post-Concussion Syndrome Occurs After Mild Head Trauma

post-concussion-syndrome-occurs-after-mild-head-traumaPost-concussion syndrome (PCS) comes about after enduring a head trauma. It may surprise you to learn that the injury does not have to be major to cause PCS. As many as 2 million people in the United States have head injuries every year, and 85 percent are considered minor injuries. Doctors may diagnose you with post-concussion syndrome if you have very severe symptoms. But, it is important to recognize that even mild traumas can lead to major problems later in life if not properly cared for. If you have been in an accident or endured some kind of head trauma and are beginning to experience health problems, even if it was many years ago, you may have PCS.

The following are common symptoms of post-concussion syndrome:

  • Dizziness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Tingling in the legs or arms
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Muscle strain
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Visual problems
  • Irritability
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Abnormal headaches or migraines

Finding Relief for Post-Concussion Syndrome

If you or someone you love has endured any type of head or neck injury, it is a good idea to seek the care of a professional. After emergency care is finished, a good second step is to make an appointment to see an upper cervical chiropractor, such as those here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California.

We know the importance of the proper alignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If these bones are misaligned by even a quarter of a millimeter, the entire body can suffer the consequences. These bones often move out of place if one suffers a blow to the head or a vehicle accident. They are often the reasons for the symptoms of PCS. This is because a misalignment here puts the brainstem under stress. The brainstem has the vital job of making sure the following things are functioning properly:

  • Breathing
  • Swallowing
  • Digestion
  • Balance
  • Movement
  • Hearing

Using a gentle precise method, we encourage these bones to move back into place naturally. This often leads to a reduction or elimination of PCS symptoms.


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