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The Untold Effects of a Concussion on the Brain


A concussion is a form of a mild traumatic brain injury, or MTBI. It occurs after the head or neck experience trauma or injury, often from a fall, being hit hard, or bumping the head on something. People may think that a concussion will result in a problem in the head. However, an equally concerning issue is the problem it can bring to the neck. The sudden jerking of the head can result in a misalignment of the bones in the neck. It may be a mild injury, but its consequences on the body can be severe. Most of the time, however, it is non-life-threatening.

Concussions Can Alter a Person’s Life and Personality

Post-concussion-syndrome (PCS) can happen when a person has experienced a concussion but neglected to care for it immediately. According to a neuroscientist from the University of San Diego, when someone has an MTBI, sharp ridges are formed within the skull that can lead to bruising each time the brain quickly moves forward. It can impact a person’s behavior, ability to control emotions, and movement.  

This information reveals something about self-control and control functions on people. These functions may be affected in some cases, such as ADHD, Tourette’s, stuttering, and addictions if the person has undergone some concussion or brain trauma.

Effects of Concussions Can Go Beyond the Brain

The brain isn’t the only body part that absorbs the impact of a concussion. During a concussion, a misalignment in the top bones of the spine, particularly in the  C1 and C2 vertebrae, may occur. It can negatively affect the brainstem and spinal cord, thus obstructing the communication between the brain and the body. This can result in more health conditions if not addressed immediately.

A misalignment is not a permanent situation; therefore, it can be reversed. The bones of the neck can go back to their correct alignment through a unique specialty of chiropractic called upper cervical chiropractic care. This practice uses a gentle technique to realign the bones without using force to do cracking or popping of the spine. You can begin receiving upper cervical chiropractic care here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California. Our accurate adjustments can restore the body’s overall health and reduce the damaging effects of a concussion.

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