Concussions are considered a type of traumatic brain injury. It is caused by a jolt, bumps, or blow to the head. It can also be caused by a hit to the body that results in the brain and head moving back and forth rapidly. It may result from an auto accident injury or even a sports injury. If you are experiencing long-term concussion-related problems you may need to visit a chiropractic neurologist. We can help treat your long-term issues here at North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center in Sandpoint, ID.
Causes and Symptoms
Your brain will not function as it should following a concussion. This is why prompt treatment is needed. You may lose equilibrium or your vision may become affected. Sometimes, a person will fall unconscious following a concussion. Concussions often result from:
- A slip and fall
- Playing contact sports
- Auto accidents
- Being struck by an object
Symptoms of concussion consist of:
- Slurred speech
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Problem with balance
- Memory loss
- Issues with taste or smell
- Sleepiness or fatigue
- Ringing in ears
- Problems with concentration
Symptoms associated with concussions are tricky to diagnose. This is because you cannot physically see a concussion even though you may have a cut or bruise that is visible on your head. Sometimes it can take days or weeks for symptoms to appear following an injury.
Chiropractic Care for Concussions
Chiropractic care focuses on addressing the peripheral concerns related to your concussion. It does not involve the use of drugs and medications that can cause unwanted side effects. Our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your concussion symptoms before creating a chiropractic care plan to address them.
You will receive adjustments to help address any vertebral misalignments along your spine. For at-home recovery, be sure to guard yourself against repeated concussions since it can result in cumulative effects on the brain. Repeated concussions can cause the brain to swell and lead to brain damage. Be sure to relax and give your body the proper amount of time it needs to heal.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Sandpoint, ID
If you have recently experienced a concussion and need further treatment, give us a call here at North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center to schedule your initial appointment. Our goal is to create a treatment plan for you and get you back on the right track to living a healthy lifestyle. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (208) 946-5888.