According to the Mayo Clinic and other evidence-based sources, a concussion is a violent, abrupt shaking of the brain within the skull. Shaking of the brain could be due to: a vehicle collision, injury during sport where the head and neck were severely disrupted, or accidentally hitting your head against another object.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion injury may not always show up immediately. Often, signs and symptoms may take a few days to few weeks to appear. These signs and symptoms include:
- Brain fog
- Concentration problems
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurry vision
Statistics according to the Brain Injury Research Institute (Click here for more):
- Estimates of 1.6-3.8 million cases of concussion due to sports and recreation activities
- 5% of soccer players result in having a concussion
- Traumatic brain injuries occur every 5 seconds
- Up to 86% of Americans will suffer from post-traumatic migraine due to concussion
- Brain injuries cause more deaths in sport than any other kind of injury
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury otherwise known as a "mTBI" is the official classification of concussion and other related brain injuries. While a concussion is considered an mTBI, not all mTBI's are concussions. For example: A whiplash injury due to a vehicle collision is considered an mTBI because of the nature of the incident. However, a whiplash injury may not always be a concussion. Overall, mTBI's are still a crucially important injury that needs to be evaluated and treated by your Medical Doctor, Upper Cervical Chiropractor, and a team of highly-qualified doctors.
What Should You Do After An Immediate Head Injury?
Immediately following an mTBI, you should always go to either Medical Doctor or Emergency Room as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the longer you run the risk of sustaining permanent brain damage. A major bump to the head could result in blood pooling in certain aspects of the brain, causing severe interruption and normal cognitive function. If the injury has been initially evaluated by your Medical Doctor, it is advised to seek a highly-qualified Upper Cervical Chiropractor that focuses on the head and neck region. Upper Cervical Chiropractors are able to evaluate the cranio-cervical junction, the upper neck, and re-align it using gentle instrument-based techniques and offer rehabilitation. In turn, the goal is always to return to normalcy of life and sport.
How East Cobb Upper Cervical Spine Clinics Helps?
Our goal at East Cobb Upper Cervical Spine Clinics is to specifically align your Atlas and monitor its holding position over the prescribed time frame. A close second goal is to be on the look out for any non-structural issues. At this time, we may work with our Preferred Partners to help you. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractic office, we have seen an Atlas misalignment being a withholding factor towards healing.
If you’re a person who has suffered from one or multiple concussions, you should contact your Upper Cervical Chiropractor at East Cobb Upper Cervical Spine Clinics. We are a concussion chiropractor in Marietta who understands how this injury can be. Contact us for a free consultation today, and take the ﬁrst step toward the potential of becoming free of concussion.