Concussions are a serious form of head injury
A concussion is a common form of brain injury. The most common type of brain injury incurred in the United States annually are concussions. Often, a minor concussion will not require hospitalization, however, you should never underestimate the seriousness of this injury. Most often caused by a sudden blow to the head, people can incur concussions in many ways. The vast majority of concussions result from sports and recreational accidents, vehicular accidents and fighting. Children are especially susceptible to concussions. Children have proportionally large heads for their body size. As a result they more frequently incur concussion injuries.
Symptoms of a serious concussion
A mild concussion will produce symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches, along with inability to focus. Inability to complete focused cycles of action. Concussions can also cause impaired memory from trauma. A more serious injury can produce complete loss of equilibrium and unconsciousness. Symptoms of this type of injury can fade away rather quickly, or linger on for months depending on the nature and seriousness of the injury. As a result, prolonged treatment to relieve the symptoms may be required. If you are suffering from anxiety and neck pain from a concussion, chiropractic therapy can help you.
Treating head injuries
Chiropractic therapy is an excellent treatment for lingering concussion symptoms. Often, the spine is also injured during a severe head injury. Chiropractic adjustments to treat head injuries are not the usual large adjustments, accompanied by cracking and popping. The adjustments required to treat this type of injury are very fine and low impact. Patients often do not feel the results of these small adjustments until hours later, however, this method has proven its effectiveness. If you are suffering from anxiety, neck pain or any other lingering symptoms of a concussion, call Waltham Chiropractic today. Our expert chiropractic services will have you feeling your best in no time.