Navigating Life with Post-Concussion Vertigo

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Have you ever had a concussion that you didn’t bother to get checked because it wasn’t anything major? Then fast forward a few months later, and you’re suddenly feeling dizzy and wobbly in your legs when you’re merely standing. Well, the thing is, after a concussion, it’s quite common to experience such symptoms, and if ignored further can greatly impact your overall life. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.

In this article, we'll explore the causes and symptoms of post-concussion vertigo and offer tips and strategies for managing and reducing symptoms, including the atlas bone adjustment approach. Whether you're dealing with vertigo on a daily basis or just looking to learn more about this condition, read on for helpful information and advice.


Understanding the Causes and Symptoms

Vertigo can be a common symptom experienced by individuals who have sustained a concussion or other head trauma, even if the injury occurred weeks, months, or even years prior.

The main reason why head injuries lead to vertigo is that they can cause misalignments in the neck and spine. This misalignment can put pressure on the vestibular system, which plays a critical role in our sense of balance. As a result, individuals may experience difficulties with balance, which can make it challenging to walk or perform other physical activities without assistance.

That is because the damage in the inner ear and misalignment in your spine pinches and compresses nerves and disrupts communication with the brain leading to symptoms of dizziness and vertigo.


Coping Strategies for Managing

If you suffer from post-concussion vertigo, you know how disruptive and debilitating it can be. Fortunately, there are several coping strategies that can help you manage your pain and improve your days.

#1. Exercise

One of the most effective means of reducing the severity of your vertigo symptoms and improve balance is through exercise. Specific exercises such as yoga, Tai Chi, and vestibular rehabilitation can help strengthen your vestibular system, which is responsible for maintaining balance. Additionally, regular exercise can improve overall coordination, which reduces the risk of falls and injuries. 

#2. Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes can also be helpful in managing post-concussion vertigo. This may include things like getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine. It is also important to stay hydrated, as dehydration can exacerbate symptoms of vertigo.

#3. Seek proper medical care

Another important aspect of managing post-concussion vertigo is seeking Upper Cervical Care. This is a chiropractic technique that realigns the top vertebra in the neck and can be particularly effective in reducing vertigo symptoms. This adjustment can alleviate pressure on the vestibular system, which can lead to improved balance and reduced vertigo symptoms.

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Seeking Help: Finding a Credible Atlas Bone Adjustment Practice

If you're living with post-concussion vertigo, seeking help from a credible atlas bone adjustment practice could be the key to regaining your balance and reducing your symptoms. But beyond just reducing vertigo symptoms, Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustment can also have a positive impact on overall health as it can improve nerve function and blood flow throughout your body, leading to improved health and wellness even long after your concussion.

If you're ready to take the next step in managing your post-concussion vertigo, don't hesitate to seek a credible atlas bone adjustment practice. Be sure to do your research and choose a practice that has a strong reputation and proven track record of success. 

You can easily do that by visiting our free and comprehensive Find-a-Doctor tool. So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment today and take the first step towards living a balanced, healthy life.


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