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Posted on 08-31-2017

Concussion Treatment from Our Columbus, GA Chiropractor

Concussions are common injuries that may occur any time a person hits their head. They may occur during an auto injury accident, while playing sports, or even if you just fall down. Although it may not be your first thought, our Columbus, GA chiropractor can help you if you have a concussion. Especially if you have long-lasting symptoms that will not respond to conventional treatment, a chiropractor might be just what you need.

woman suffering from a concussion

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Some people compare it to a bruised brain. However, because the brain is such a sensitive organ, it is more serious than a bruise on another part of the body. After a concussion, the brain is more sensitive to additional injury, so it is very important that you avoid additional bumps to the head during the healing process.

Concussions usually result in headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, and more. The immediate effects of a concussion should subside in a few hours to days. During this time, it is important that you seek medical attention.

However, for some people, the symptoms of a concussion can last long past the first few days. There is evidence that chiropractic adjustment can be helpful at this point. In some cases, the same injury that caused the concussion appears to have caused misalignment of the bones in the spine, resulting in long-lasting symptoms. There are a number of post-concussion symptoms that may occur in different people:

  • Head and neck pain
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tiredness/exhaustion
  • Irritability
  • Balance problems
  • Difficulty with memory or cognition

Auto Injury and Concussion Treatment from a Chiropractor

Whether your concussion is from an auto injury or some other accident, our Columbus, GA chiropractor may be able to help. Long-term post-concussion symptoms can make it difficult to get back to your normal life, but it doesn't have to stay that way. If you are suffering from trauma from an accident or fall, call Health First Family Chiropractic, P.C., at 706-576-9844. Be sure to check our website or ask about our current promotional offers!

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