What to Know About Concussions
There are many different types of concussions or head injuries that are caused by car accidents, falls, or sport injuries. Patients that are treated by a regular doctor often have symptoms several months after the accident. The symptoms are headaches, dizziness, low energy, balance problems, neck and back pain, vision problems, nausea, and depression. At Anderson Chiropractic, we work with primary care doctors and takes referrals to help patients with concussions. We offer several therapies to treat concussions like chiropractic care, massage therapy, corrective exercises, hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and physical therapy. Our team is here to help McMurray and surrounding area with their concussions.
Definition of a Concussion
A concussion is a brain injury. It stems from a bump, jolt, or blow that causes your brain to move in your head. The impact will cause your brain to twist and move in your head. As it does, chemical changes occur. Additionally, this impact can damage brain cells or stretch them. Once these issues occur, you will experience symptoms like nausea, headaches, and various other symptoms.
How We Can Help with Your Concussion
Chiropractic treatment for a concussion often shortens the recovery time for patients. Chiropractic care involves hands-on adjustments to the spine, neck, arms, and legs using different techniques to relieve pain and symptoms of the concussion. We relieve pressure on bones in the head, neck, and spine and make gentle cranial adjustments when needed. Our chiropractor might use specialized equipment to treat injuries to the neck and shoulder.
Myofascial release is another chiropractic technique we use to treat concussions. Pain in the myofascial connective tissue is caused by trauma from car accidents and falls. Sometimes, the tissue becomes stiff and wraps tightly around the muscles. Our team applies pressure and stretching techniques to the area that trigger the pain. It can be used to treat neck, shoulders, head, and back pain. After chiropractic treatment, hot or cold packs may be used to relieve pain.
Corrective exercises and physical therapy are often used to improve balance, flexibility, range of motion, and manage pain. These exercises can be done at home and improve symptoms of concussions. The exercises can improve your mood as well. These exercises will be designed to heal the area where the pain is located. Massage therapy is often used with concussions to relax the patient, manage pain, increase blood circulation, reduce swelling, and prevent muscle spasms. We customize our treatment for each patient to ensure the best quality of care for them.
Contact Us for Concussion Treatment
If you are suffering from a concussion, contact us for an appointment by filling out the online form or calling the office at 724-941-5805. Here Anderson Chiropractic, we care about the well-being of our patients. That is why we will work with you to relieve your concussion and to help you live pain-free. Contact us today to see how we can help you live a better tomorrow.