Neck, Head, & Concussion
Injuries can cause a great deal of damage that may not be visible. Injuries from contact sports such as football or basketball can lead to issues such as headache, vertigo, and neck pain. Sometimes these symptoms can take days, even weeks, to surface. The longer they remain undiagnosed, the more invasive the treatment may be. Permanent neurological deficits can result from waiting too long to see your chiropractor. If you are experiencing strange symptoms, sometimes called “Concussion Syndrome” or notice them in a loved one or friend, schedule an examination as soon as possible.
Common Complications of Head and Neck Injuries
Injuries often have common complications, including:
Neck and/or Head Pain
Chiropractors are well trained and experienced in treating these types of injuries using non-invasive procedures that often make surgery and medication unnecessary. Utilizing specific chiropractic adjustments, they can reduce or alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by many injuries.
How is Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries Different?
For symptoms such as headaches and neck pain that result from an injury or have become chronic, diagnostic testing will be necessary. Once chiropractic care is deemed appropriate for the patient, treatment may consist of adjustments to the spinal or extremity joints. This helps to improve function as well as relieve pressure and pain. One visit at our office may be all that's needed to alleviate neck pain and headache, but in some instances, repeat visits may be required.
Some types of vertigo may benefit from chiropractic care. Vertigo that is caused by injury to the neck, called cervicogenic vertigo, may send false messages to the brain, making you experience "spinning room" symptoms. Your chiropractor can employ maneuvers to relieve vertigo caused by inner ear issues. Techniques that involve manipulating and positioning the neck have shown great promise in alleviating these conditions.