The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Concussions

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.

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Whiplash

Long term damage to the spine and head is especially common in auto accidents. Doctors of chiropractic have for years recognized the need for neuro-structural integrity in these areas and that most victims of automobile injuries do not fully recover under medical care; they may continue to have problems for years after the accident. This is especially the case of those who have whiplash and concussion injuries. This of course underscores the need for chiropractic care for accident victims. New medical terms acknowledging the chronicity and incomplete healing of accident victims have recently arisen. The terms used are: Postconcussion Syndrome (PCS), Whiplash Syndrome (WS), Post Whiplash Syndrome (PWS), Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI), and mild head injury (MHI).

The chiropractic profession owes a debt to Arthur Croft, DC of San Diego, California who taught of, and researched the need for the caring of patients who had the above conditions years before these conditions were acknowledged in the medical literature.

The detection and management of pediatric whiplash injuries. Ben Eliyahhu, DJ Proceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic & Pediatrics, Oct. 1993, Palm Springs, CA, November 1993, Palm Beach, Florida.

This paper presents case studies on the detection and management of pediatric whiplash injuries.

Case study one.

A six-year-old female was involved in a rear end collision while sitting in the front seat. She and her mother were taken to the hospital where the mother was examined, x-rayed, collared and released. The child was briefly examined, the mother was told that the child was okay and was discharged. The child complained to the mother of headaches and neck stiffness, was taken to the pediatrician who said the child was fine. The complaints persisted and the mother brought the child to the chiropractor. Infrared thermography scans disclosed abnormalities of the head, neck and upper extremities. Radiographs revealed […]