Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help With Concussions?


Can upper cervical chiropractic help with concussions?

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that is caused by any blow, hit, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.


The force from the impact can cause the brain to rotate or twist inside the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain tissue.


Experts believe off-center blows are more likely to cause a concussion compared to straight-on traumas.


Post-concussion symptoms

What are the most common symptoms associated with a concussion?

Individuals who have suffered an impact to the head or body can develop post-concussion symptoms which can vary in severity depending on the type of injury.


Below are the most common post-concussion syndrome symptoms:

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Brain Fog or Feeling Sluggish

  • Loss of Memory, Concentration, or Confusion

  • Mood Behavioral, or Personality Changes

  • Insomnia

  • Blurred Vision

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Light Sensitivity