Head trauma, such as concussions, can happen to anyone: men, women, and children alike. Concussions are defined as an injury to the head from either an impact or violent shaking back and forth, often including temporary unconsciousness. Most concussions are caused by sports injuries, car accidents, or falls. It may surprise you to know that visits to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can be beneficial during the healing process after a concussion injury.
Look For These Signs of a Concussion
If you have suffered from an accident, injury, or fall, is important that you know the signs of a concussion so you can seek medical care when necessary. Severe concussions, such as a hard hit during a sports game, can bring about extreme dizziness, confusion, or loss of consciousness. However, not every concussion is severe or presents with such extreme symptoms. Any concussion is still a concern, no matter how severe or small. Other signs of a possible concussion could include unequal pupils, a delayed reaction time, drowsiness, blurred vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound.
If at any point, you recognize these symptoms in someone who just suffered an accident or fall, be sure to seek medical attention. Some symptoms may present themselves right away while others could show up later. To be safe, consult a doctor, even if you suspect only a mild concussion. Thankfully, one concussion won’t cause severe damage to the brain, but multiple concussions can lead to long-term problems. No matter how minor or severe a head trauma seems, concussions are very serious and should still be taken seriously as they can affect your health and require time to heal. When it comes to healing, know that Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can help.
Chiropractic Can Aid in the Healing Process
When a concussion occurs, the brain comes into contact with the skull, causing a bruise to form on the brain. As with bruises anywhere else on the body, concussions require time to fully heal and go away. The more blood flow, oxygen, and necessary molecules that reach the damaged and bruised area, the quicker the healing can take place. The goal of chiropractic care from Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic is to do just that. Chiropractic care will not only increase blood flow and oxygen for faster healing, but it also removes spinal misalignments that can interfere with how the body functions and recovers after an injury. Once misalignments are removed, the body’s functions will perform at high levels, ensuring that your brain can heal more quickly.
It Really Works!
Professional and amateur athletes are always at a high risk of a concussion when they play contact sports. Because chiropractic has many benefits, athletic teams across the nation consult with chiropractors on a regular basis and many individuals have seen amazing results. In fact, chiropractic care has become a normal part of the regimen for most professional sports teams. For individuals that don’t play high contact sports, chiropractic is still beneficial. For example, in a chiropractic case study, a 31-year-old woman complained of dizziness, neck pain, nausea, and headaches from a concussion after a fall. After just two weeks and 8 visits to a chiropractor, she saw a resolution of all her concussion symptoms.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a concussion, turn to Dr. Ronnie Bolar for a quicker healing time and optimized body functions. Get in touch with Vital Life Chiropractic today!
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