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Concussion Care

As a horseback rider myself we all learn about the dangers of concussions. Unfortunately, this injury often gets missed as there are no visible signs of an injury. There is no bleeding or bruising that you can see to indicate one has suffered from this issue. However, there are lots of signs to watch for after any trauma to the head to know if you may have a concussion. The more obvious ones include things like dizziness, loss of consciousness, headache, memory loss, or difficulty concentrating. However, many other signs are often missed that indicate the individual may have a concussion. This includes things like difficulty sleeping/falling asleep, foggy thinking, difficulty learning, irritability, emotional, nausea, fatigue, or any changes to their personality. It's important to keep an eye out for these signs after any head injury, fall, vehicle accident, or any other whiplash-type event.



The next question, is how does chiropractic care have anything to do with concussions? It is true chiropractic cannot prevent a concussion, but it can definitely help speed up the healing process and reduce the number of symptoms you experience.

One 20 yr. old athlete saw 50% reduction in his concussion symptoms after just one adjustment and showed no symptoms after just one week of care. (Resolution of Post Concussion Syndrome in a 20-Year-Old Male Athlete Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature | Vertebral Subluxation Research)

Another 27-year-old rugby player who suffered over 20 concussions developed post-concussion syndrome that was affecting his daily life and his ability to play the game. With chiropractic care he saw drastic improvements after 30 treatments. (Post-concussion syndrome and concussion incidence improved in a pro rugby player following cervical spine rehab: case study and 6-year follow-up | Concussion (futuremedicine.com))

Another collegiate athlete suffered from post-concussion syndrome for 18 months and self-reported that they often felt debilitated and had to pull themselves out of school, work, and sport. With a multi-modal manual therapy protocol consisting of craniosacral therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, and glymphatic techniques. With this protocol, the patient saw an 87% reduction in symptoms and significant improvement in their ability to complete their daily tasks. (Case report: Manual therapies promote resolution of persistent post-concussion symptoms in a 24-year-old athlete - Susan Vaughan Kratz, 2021 (sagepub.com))

Chiropractic care has shown to be a great way to boost your recovery after a concussion and can help even after symptoms have persisted for months after the initial incident.

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