Following a concussion, we always encourage you to seek medical attention immediately. However, the aftermath of a concussion may leave you with further symptoms that need additional treatment. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and manifest themselves in many ways in each individual’s body. Let’s take a look at how seeing a chiropractor in Westminster can help to minimize your pain and the symptoms of a concussion.
What are the Symptoms of a Concussion?
Concussion usually occurs as a result of a hit or bump to your head, and it’s caused by the brain being forced to move quickly back and forth in your head. This causes damage to your brain and creates changes within the chemicals and cells of the brain. Symptoms can vary between individuals, and they can be mild to severe. Common signs of a concussion include headaches, blurry vision, pressure in your head, dizziness, slurred speech, nausea, and even a tender neck. On top of that, you may find you are exhausted, can’t sleep, irritable, depressed, and suffering from mood swings. While sometimes the pain shows up immediately, it can often take days or weeks to manifest. If you believe you’ve experienced a concussion recently, ensure you seek the assistance of a medical professional, who can provide you with the correct assistance and assess the extent of your injury.
How Can a Chiropractor Assist with Concussion?
Following your medical check-up, you may find that some of these symptoms still occur for a long time. At Performance Chiropractic, we can work to assess your situation and create a treatment plan based on your current symptoms and concerns. One of the most common reasons for muscle pain or headaches is dysfunction in your nervous system or musculoskeletal system, which is what chiropractic care will work to target. During your initial appointment, Dr. Katie Gross will assess your medical history and discuss any symptoms you are currently facing. She’ll then go ahead and make the first set of adjustments, so you will start to feel relief from your pain and discomfort immediately.
Based on her findings, we’ll be able to create a full treatment plan to assist with your physical and mental health needs. Manual manipulation will be used to relieve your symptoms and try to find the root cause of any issues. When someone suffers a concussion, there are often misalignments in the body that cause this ongoing discomfort you are feeling. With regular treatment from Dr. Katie Gross, you’ll find your body returns to full health over the upcoming months. For individuals with severe symptoms, it’s important to understand that your pain is unlikely to go away overnight, but with a regular treatment plan in place, you’ll find your symptoms reduce following each treatment.
For more information about working with Dr. Katie Gross to ease your symptoms of concussion, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Performance Chiropractic today. We’ll get you booked in for your first session, where Dr. Katie Gross will complete a full consultation before discussing the best treatment plan for your current concerns and symptoms.