Treatment for a concussion through conventional medicine focuses primarily on community awareness, prevention, and management of symptoms through medication, whereas chiropractic care focuses on the root cause of symptoms, as it is often a dysfunction within the nervous system or musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic treatment for a concussion may include:
This type of treatment involves stretching the spine using a traction table to relieve pain and pressure felt within the back, improve flexibility, and relieve pressure on spinal discs.
Manipulation of the spine through manual traction by a licensed chiropractor helps to relieve concussion-induced headaches following an injury.
This type of therapy helps a person regain strength, range of motion, and balance. For a person experiencing a severe concussion, physical therapy can help them with physical skills they are having difficulty with, such as walking and balance.
Can a chiropractor help with a concussion?
Chiropractic care is a medical specialty focusing on diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders involving the musculoskeletal system. At Accident Care Chiropractic, our doctors specialize in automotive accident injuries, whiplash chiropractic care, and physical therapy.
Have you recently been involved in an accident that did not produce physical signs of injury? Chiropractic care, even without symptoms present, can help treat undetected injuries as well as prevent future or long-term injuries and pain.
Our team strives to provide individualized care for each patient based on a detailed medical history and the symptoms they are experiencing. During the initial visit, you will meet the chiropractor assigned to your case and better learn the connection between chiropractic care and concussions. We ask you to complete paperwork that includes a detailed medical history, current medications you’re taking, and a bit detailing the injury and symptoms you are experiencing.
Your doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination to determine a baseline musculoskeletal health assessment including the range of motion, flexibility, and balance. Once completed, we present a plan of care is presented detailing your chiropractor’s recommendations based on their findings.