Concussion Chiropractor | Rochester
A concussion is a temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head and the long-term effects can be detrimental if the patient has not been given proper and timely care. It is commonly understood that a trauma to the head will injure your brain, but most people do not realize the effect that it has on the upper part of your neck. A concussion can be caused by 70-80 G’s of force to the head and a whiplash is caused by an impact of 3-4 G’s of force. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to have a concussion without also having a whiplash injury. This is significant because a whiplash injury usually results in the malpositioning of cervical vertebra and if left untreated it can drastically reduce the patient’s ability to a timely and complete recovery. This has an effect on the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow and will be discussed more in the ‘Whiplash’ section.
We don’t cure concussions but we can realign your spine and promote proper function of the brain.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Concussions?
- 12 of the 32 (37.5%) people in the concussion group were found to have cervical spine problems as well as failing the treadmill test.
- Cervical spine problems can contribute to cognitive symptoms.
- Cervical spine problems contribute to poor postural control. Poor proprioception following neck injury contributes to a sense of disequilibrium.
- Diagnostics for cervical/vestibular problems were all tests we have been taught in school (tenderness on palpation, decreased cervical ROM, tandem gait, saccades, and ocular convergence)
From Dr. Stittleburg | About Concussions & Helping With Recovery