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Concussions

What Is A Concussion?

Concussions, commonly referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), are disturbances in brain function resulting from a blow or jolt to the head, face, neck, or body.

 

These injuries can lead to a range of symptoms, including headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.

 

Concussions are typically temporary in nature, but their effects can vary widely depending on factors such as the severity of the injury and individual susceptibility.

Concussion Evaluation

A concussion diagnosis typically involves a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional. The diagnostic process often begins with a detailed medical history, including information about the injury and any symptoms experienced.

 

A physical examination may be conducted to assess neurological function, including tests of cognitive abilities, balance, coordination, and reflexes.

Consequences Of Not Treating A Concussion

Not treating a concussion can have several potential consequences, both in the short term and the long term. In the short term, failure to adequately manage a concussion can lead to prolonged symptoms and delayed recovery.

 

This may result in persistent headaches, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and other cognitive impairments, which can significantly impact daily functioning and quality of life.

In the long term, repeated concussions or inadequate management of concussive injuries can potentially result in more severe neurological complications, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

 

CTE is a progressive degenerative brain disease associated with a history of repetitive head trauma, which can manifest years or decades after the injuries occurred. Symptoms of CTE may include memory loss, cognitive decline, mood disturbances, and behavioral changes.

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Common symptoms of concussions include:

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Blurry vision

  • Mental fog

  • Slow thinking

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Emotional symptoms (moody, irritable, sad, worried)

  • Sleep issues (drowsiness, trouble falling asleep)

Concussion care is crucial for proper brain health, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start. That's where our chiropractic clinic comes in. We offer comprehensive care for those who have experienced a concussion, providing evidence-based information and effective treatment options. Our team is dedicated to supporting you throughout your recovery, so you can get back to living your life to the fullest.

KCSC Procedure & Concussions

The KCSC Procedure offers significant assistance to patients recovering from concussions, which often stem from head and neck injuries. These injuries frequently lead to misalignments in the upper spine, disrupting communication between the brain and the body.

 

Upon addressing these misalignments through correction, many patients enjoy sustained improvements, allowing them to return to their regular routines with restored vitality.

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Charlotte chiropractor helps concussions

Dr. Arthur Plesa
Clinic Director
KCSC Procedure Founder

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