Concussions are not well understood. They often occur after a sports-related injury or accident. As many as 2.8 million people in the USA suffer from concussions. And it has recently been discovered that concussions can lead to psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and irritability. You might feel frustrated because your MRI may have come back normal, but you know something is not quite right. Well, be reassured that it is not all in your head. In fact, it may actually be in your neck. Conventional MRI results may show up as normal even though you are suffering from a concussion.
When it comes to sporting events, the emphasis is now being placed, more than ever, on educating coaches and players to know what to look for when it comes to concussions. Examinations are also being done at the beginning of each season to be used as a baseline for comparison later on in the season when a player is injured. The following symptoms should not be ignored:
- Memory loss
- Abnormal headaches and migraines
- Dizziness and vertigo (a spinning sensation)
- Mental confusion
- Speech problems
- Extreme exhaustion
- Anxiety and depression
- Sleep problems including insomnia
Finding Help for Concussions
Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we understand the importance of a properly aligned C1 and C2 vertebrae to the overall health of the body. These bones can easily come misaligned due to a trauma to the head or neck, which often happens during sporting events. These bones were designed to protect the brainstem. However, if they misalign, they actually put the brainstem under stress and cause it to malfunction. The brainstem is part of the central nervous system. Therefore, if it malfunctions, all kinds of problems can ensue.
We use a gentle method to encourage the bones of the neck to realign themselves. This does not require us to pop or crack the neck or spine. Once corrected, the body can heal from the damage done, communication to the brain can be restored, and you may begin feeling back to your old self, or even better!
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