Injuries to the head and neck that occur during sports, accidents, and other traumatic events are common. Two of the most frequently occurring conditions in the head and neck area are whiplash (a particular neck injury from high velocity forces) and concussion (a closed-head injury, sometimes called mild traumatic brain injury). These two injuries could both occur during the same incident, but not always in ways that are immediately obvious.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. A hard blow to the head can shake the brain inside the skull, resulting in bruising, broken blood vessels, or nerve damage to the brain.
A concussion can cause impairment with things such as concentration, memory, problem solving, and behavior. It can also lead to frequent headaches, dizziness, sensitivity to light and problems with balance.
At Paxton Family Chiropractic, we specialize in the treatment of concussions. The two main components of the central nervous system are the brain and spinal cord. Keeping the central nervous system healthy is essential to ensuring that all systems within the body are functioning normally and at optimum levels. This is especially important when it comes to concussion patients.
Chiropractic treatment at Paxton Family Chiropractic enabled our patients to achieve:
- Shorter recovery times
- Enhanced focus and mental clarity
- Extended athletic careers
- Increased energy and performance
- Reduced injury rates
- Better understanding of true health and wellness
If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion call Paxton Family Chiropractic today and schedule an examination.