Category: Concussion/MTBI/Post-Concussion Syndrome

5 Important Steps to Take After a Concussion

A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that affects 3 million people across the United States yearly.  Your brain, which has a gelatin-like consistency, is cushioned from everyday bumps by the cerebrospinal fluid inside your skull. However, when a blow to the head or neck occurs with force, it can cause your brain […]

The Upper Cervical Solution to Post-Concussion Syndrome

Concussions are considered a minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI), but don’t let the word minor fool you. There is nothing minor about the symptoms caused by post-concussion syndrome. How common is this condition? What are the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome? How is this condition related to the neck? We will answer all of these questions […]

The Importance of Proper Care Following a Concussion

Concussion and post-concussion syndrome have been in the news for about a year now, especially when it comes to pro sports players dealing with long-term damage from head injuries. In fact, a recent study revealed that 110 out of 111 ex-NFL players examined were suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This is a particular type […]

Concussion Care Tips: How to Prevent and Manage Concussions

A concussion can occur when a person is struck on the head or the head is whipped back and forth fast enough to cause the brain to strike the inside of the skull. As a result, concussions are common after car accidents or sporting injuries. However, any head or neck injury should result in an […]

Fact: Headaches Are a Common Effect of Concussions

Headaches are prevalent in the world with nearly half of people around the world dealing with tension headaches, migraines headaches, or some other type of headache condition. While some headaches may seem to come out of nowhere, others have a very obvious starting point. For example, for many, a concussion occurs before the onset of […]

Post-Concussion Care—Why Rest Is Not the Answer

A study involving concussions and post-concussion patients showed that rest is not necessarily the best medicine. In fact, the study revealed that patients who took a week off to recover following a concussion were more likely to develop post-concussion symptoms. According to the study, when physical activity resumed before one week, nearly a third of […]

Concussion Controversy – The NC Bill Parents Should Know About

Concussions are yet again in the news. This time it specifically involves the parents of children who suffer a concussion during a school sports game. What new proposed legislation in North Carolina is causing the fuss, and why is it such a big deal? Kids and Contact Sports Current law in North Carolina states that […]

Post Concussion Syndrome: Going on the Offensive

Everyone loves football whether it is peewee, college, or professional level. We all want our team to win and our fantasy players in the best shape no matter what team they are on. Often when we think of injuries, we think of major physical occurrences such as a torn ACL or a separated shoulder. In […]

Post-Concussion Syndrome Relieved Through Chiropractic Care

It is important to understand how the brain and body communicate in order to understand why post-concussion syndrome can have such long lasting effects. The brainstem is the body’s information highway. The area where it connects to the spinal cord is extremely small. It runs through the two bones of the upper neck vertebrae called the atlas […]

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