A concussion can be a challenging injury to diagnose and manage. This type of traumatic brain injury is usually caused by a blow to the head or sudden shaking of the head and brain. Even though it's considered the mildest form of traumatic brain injury, it can have severe consequences, and it's essential to address it properly.
Did you know that approximately 3.8 million people suffer from a concussion each year in the US? Shockingly, over 100,000 of those cases involve children. Concussions can be challenging to understand because they don't have any obvious outward symptoms like a sprained ankle. Also, there's no imaging available to diagnose it, so it's based on the patient's symptoms, which can be difficult when treating children.
If you or your child has suffered a concussion, seeking proper care is crucial. Symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, pain in the neck muscles, trouble concentrating, nausea, vomiting, irritability, vision changes, ringing in the ears, numbness and tingling, problems sleeping, and even loss of consciousness. Every brain injury is also a cervical spine injury.
Studies show that chiropractic care can be beneficial in reducing the severity of concussion symptoms. At Healthy Living Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to help our patients recover from concussions.
During our comprehensive evaluation, we'll examine the patient's history and conduct a thorough examination. From there, we'll determine the proper course of action, which may include a referral to a specialist for physical therapy, balance, and vision therapy. We'll also adjust the spine and treat it like a whiplash injury. Additionally, we may utilize therapies such as electrical stimulation, massage, and cranial therapy.
Furthermore, we offer supplements to support healing and decrease inflammation. We believe in a well-rounded approach to healing and offer supplements such as Arnica, which reduces pain and inflammation, Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), which help support brain health, and Inflamma tone, which helps to reduce inflammation.
Our team has experience treating concussions, and we're passionate about helping our patients recover. We understand how challenging it can be to manage a concussion, and we're here to help.
Here's an example of how our chiropractic care helped our family:
"My daughter is a hockey player who took a hard hit to the back of her head. She immediately came off the ice with a headache and problems remembering things. We took her to urgent care to rule out a brain bleed, and they referred us to a concussion specialist at TCO. We also performed cranial work and a gentle adjustment of C1. We started her on supplements, including Arnica to reduce pain and inflammation, Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) to support brain health, and Inflamma-tone to reduce inflammation. She has been improving rapidly."
If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, don't hesitate to contact us at Healthy Living Chiropractic. We're here to help. As a special offer, we're providing a chiropractic evaluation for only $47 through the end of February. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.
Monday & Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Every Other Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
10125 Crosstown Circle, Suite 115
Eden Prairie, MN 55344