Concussions and Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care

Concussions and Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic West Des Moines IA Concussions

With football and soccer season upon us, it's important to bring awareness to concussions in West Des Moines. Not only how to identify a concussions symptoms, but to also understand the impact a concussion can have on your entire body.

Concussions are becoming increasingly common, especially among school-age athletes. It has been estimated that up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States each year. The reason concussions are such a serious injury is that by definition it involves some degree of trauma to the brain, literally jolting the brain causing it to bounce against the skull.

The Common Signs Of A Concussion

While the signs of a concussion can differ depending upon the degree of the injury and individual, a few common signs of a concussion are:

  • Different sized pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Unusual agitation
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness or inability to wake-up
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased coordination
  • Vomiting and nausea.

If you are exhibiting even one of the above symptoms after falling or otherwise jolting your head, it's best to play it safe and seek medical attention immediately.

Concussions and Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care

Vero Health Center in West Des Moines, Iowa plays a large role in a holistic recovery from conditions including concussions. Drug-free therapies, such as neurologically-based chiropractic care have been proven effective in retraining the brain once a patient's concussion has been resolved.

A head injury involves trauma to the neck vertebra (cervical spine) as well as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Such trauma can cause nerve irritation and interfere with the normal motion of the cervical spine. Spinal dysfunction and nerve interference can then cause a range of pain symptoms and altered physiological function, not only in the neck and shoulder region but also in other locations and other systems such as the gastrointestinal, immune, and endocrine systems.

By engaging in regular chiropractic care after concussion symptoms have resolved, a post-concussion patient can receive treatment that will help correct misalignments in the spinal column and nervous system to get the body functioning at optimal capacity.
If you have suffered a concussion, schedule a consultation with our team at Vero Health Center in West Des Moines today to get your health back on track.

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