Concussion Symptoms & Chiropractic Treatments
Learn about concussions from your Frederick, MD Chiropractor.
Concussions are one of the most common types of brain injuries with the least amount of damage. Concussions are often a result of a sudden forceful hit to your head, neck or face. This blow can cause misalignment of the cervical spine. Unfortunately, concussions are not always obvious as signs may not appear for several days or even weeks after the impact. Treatment of a concussion is very important to prevent further damage to your spine and brain.
Symptoms of Concussions
There are a variety of symptoms with varying levels of severity that a person suffering from a concussion may be experiencing. Some of the common symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Slurred Speech
- Neck Aches
- Blurred Vision
- Memory Loss
- Concentration Difficulties
How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Concussions
Depending on the symptoms you are facing and your initial diagnosis with Dr. Lipinski, our chiropractor will be able to determine the proper treatment needed. Realignment of your neck and spine are common actions taken as well as additional therapy sessions if needed. If you need to be referred out to another health professional, Dr. Lipinski will direct you accordingly.
Things to Avoid at Home
If you are suffering from concussion-like symptoms, it is very important to refrain from situations that can make your injury worse. It is recommended to refrain from all athletic activity, driving, alcohol, anti-inflammatory medications, sleep agents, or aspirin as these things can lead to more severe symptoms and potentially death. Letting your brain, neck and spine heal completely before returning to your normal activities will prevent further complications.
For more information on treating concussions with our chiropractic services, contact us today to speak to a representative and schedule your first visit. We serve Frederick, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Brunswick, Mt. Airy, Urbana, New Market, Walkersville, Middletown, Emmitsburg and Point of Rocks, MD.Tags: Blurred Vision, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractor, Concentration Difficulties, Concussion, Concussion Symptoms, Confusion, Headaches, Memory Loss, Slurred Speech