Frequently Asked Concussion Questions at Kane and Kendall Spine Management
If you have suffered a concussion in Montgomery, Plainfield, or Lisle, the confusion and disorientation you feel may extend to puzzlement over the best way to recover from your condition. This type of brain injury benefits from careful, gentle treatment and rehabilitation, including the all-natural methods offered by our chiropractor at Kane and Kendall Spine Management. Check out these frequently asked questions on the subject.
What Is a Concussion?
A concussion is a bruise injury to the brain. It occurs when some violent blow to the head or body forces the brain to impact the inside of the skull. This impact damages the brain and interferes with normal brain activity until it finally heals, a process which may take months.
Why Do Concussions Occur?
A concussion commonly stems from a slip and fall injury, auto accident injury, or sports injury. A slip and fall injury may cause your head to hit the floor or another object, while a sports injury may jar you violently enough to bruise the brain. In an auto accident injury, the same violent head motions that cause whiplash may also cause a concussion.
What Are the Symptoms of a Concussion?
A concussion may cause mental confusion, vision problems, tinnitus, memory loss, mood changes, sleep problems, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, headaches, and migraines. Some of these symptoms may appear immediately after the injury, while others may be delayed in onset.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help a Concussion?
Chiropractic care can ease some of the symptoms associated with concussions by improving nerve function and cervical spinal alignment. Many injuries to the head also cause alignment problems in the neck, resulting in pinched nerves and muscular strain. Careful cervical adjustments can ease these problems.
What Other Natural Methods Can Help Treat a Concussion?
Our chiropractor can also prescribe other natural treatment modalities to help you recover from your concussion, including physical therapy. Conventional medical wisdom used to hold that concussion patients had to remain as sedentary as possible throughout their recovery. However, more recent research indicates that gentle physical therapy can help speed recuperation. We can create a personalized physical therapy plan that you can safely follow as you heal.
Massage therapy may benefit a strained, painful neck or other upper body damage sustained in a sports injury, auto accident injury, or slip and fall injury. Gentle manipulation of injured tissues can increase blood flow and relax muscle spasms.
Get More Answers from Our Chiropractor
Kane and Kendall Spine Management is your source for concussion solutions in Montgomery, Plainfield, and Lisle. Call us today at (630) 906-1700 to schedule a consultation.