Concussion Treatment With Chiropractic Care
Concussions occur during a head injury when the brain literally gets bounced around inside the skull. While we hear of these types of injuries most often in sports, they can occur after a car accident or even a hard fall. This type of injury can also cause chemical changes to the cells in the brain, according to the CDC. Symptoms of a concussion include severe headaches and nausea. A person suffering from a concussion may also seem confused and dazed and may have memory impairment or slurred speech. In extreme cases, a person could lose consciousness. It is important to treat a concussion promptly to avoid having any lasting cognitive damage. That is where we can help.
How are concussions treated?
Concussions are rarely life-threatening, but they are still serious and should be taken seriously. While symptoms of a concussion are generally noticeable immediately after the accident or injury, they can take hours, days or even weeks to appear. While keeping the person safe from any further injury (such as removing a sports player from the game) is essential, additional treatment is often needed to recover completely from a concussion.
Treatments for concussions vary with the severity of the injury. For mild concussions, bed rest and an over-the-counter pain reliever may be all that is needed. For more severe injuries with lasting symptoms, a great team of chiropractors, like the one on staff at the NJ Spine and Wellness, can help ease the pain and chronic nausea that often accompanies a concussion.
We use a variety of techniques, including spinal adjustments to realign the vertebrae in the back that may have gotten jarred during the injury. We take a whole-body approach to healing, and combine non-medical therapies, such as massage, with diet and lifestyle changes to help our patients heal as quickly as possible.
For patients who have been in an auto accident, it is vital to seek treatment for a possible concussion quickly so the injuries can be documented. You may feel fine right now, but complications could develop over time. If you ever need to seek the court's help in getting compensation for medical bills and lost wages, it is best to have someone evaluate your injuries quickly.
Call NJ Spine and Wellness Today!
To learn more about treating concussions safely and effectively, call our patient advocates at (732) 316-5895. We have been helping Matawan, Old Bridge and Freehold residents recover from concussion injuries for over a decade. We are fully committed to helping you Get Better Faster with a fast and effective recovery!