The Dangers Of Concussions

Our upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City knows the high risks involved with concussions. Many people still believe that you need to be unconscious to have a concussion, which is wrong. The truth is that people may experience concussions even without them realizing it. Most people would ignore any new or old head or neck trauma they suffered. However, your past trauma connects to any new symptoms you may be experiencing today.  

What Are Concussions?

The definition of concussions is traumatic injuries of the brain. They occur when a person gets violently shaken or receives a blow to the head. Concussions can happen from injuries from contact sports or car accidents. When the head experiences getting jerked frantically, the neck also becomes affected. Imagine how a whip moves as it gets used, and when that same motion also happens to the neck, whiplash is what happens. Concussions and whiplash can affect the way the brain functions.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Concussion?

A person with a concussion may experience any of the following symptoms: 

  • Amnesia
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Trouble with speech
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
  • A headache
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Feeling pressure in the head
  • Losing consciousness (in some cases)
  • Appearing to be in a daze
  • Slow to respond (when asked a question)
  • Feeling confused (as if you are in a fog)
  • Changes in personality
  • Insomnia or other sleep issues
  • Sensitivity to light, or sound
  • Change in taste or smell
  • Feeling irritable
  • Memory problems
  • Depression

Concussion And An Effective Care Option

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned earlier regularly for a time, you might be having post-concussion syndrome. It means your concussion is continuing to cause more problems. Therefore, you will need to have it taken care of properly by an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City.

Upper cervical chiropractic care is an excellent option since it is a form of care that focuses on keeping the upper cervical spine aligned and healthy. A concussion can cause a misalignment in any of the top two bones – the atlas and axis vertebrae – of the upper neck. Therefore, a misaligned bone in this area of the neck can be causing your various symptoms. 

Upper cervical chiropractors use an accurate, non-invasive, and gentle method of adjusting misalignments with utmost care and precision. When the bones move back into place naturally, the body usually heals without any added stress or pressure. Many patients see various symptoms of their concussions improve significantly or even go away completely. Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, CA, we will take care of you. Call us at (650) 595-0500 or send us a message. here.

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