Concussions are commonly caused by impact injuries, though the skull helps to protect the vulnerable brain from sustaining damage, it won’t necessarily absorb all of the force of a substantial impact. This can cause the brain to make contact with the inner side of the skull, which can result in injury to the brain. There are many potential problems that can result from this. One of the most common issues is a concussion after sustaining a blow to the head. Your local Tooele chiropractor can help you find relief today!
What is a Concussion?
Also known as a minor traumatic brain injury it is ultimately an injury to the brain. It most commonly occurs after sustaining a blow to the head. A concussion may occur even without any external signs of head trauma. It often includes an immediate change in bran function. Concussions are incredibly serious, even if they are “mild.”
Most brain injury experts agree that though some may be less severe than others, any concussion is a serious occurrence. A single occurance usually doesn’t cause permanent damage, but a second concussion soon after can be devastating to the functionality of the brain. In athletics a concussed athlete is more common in contact sports. These injuries can impact the memory, reflexes, speech, judgement, muscle coordination, and balance.
Symptoms of Concussions
Minor traumatic brain injuries are generally undetectable to a visual examination, because they are an injury to the brain. These types of injuries are often determined due to the presence of related symptoms. Confusion, including inability to think coherently, enhanced distractibility, and inability to perform a specific sequence of movements, is one of the most common symptoms.
Other symptoms include:
- sensitivity to light
- ringing ears
- memory loss
- impaired balance
- prolonged headaches
- vision disturbances
- nausea or vomiting
- difficulty concentrating
- and loss of smell or taste.
Side effects from concussions can last for weeks and even months and are often accompanied by injuries to the spine. It is incredibly important to seek medical treatment for concussions. Chiropractic care can help to accelerate healing and restore overall health.
Chiropractic care is a holistic and non-invasive approach to treating a wide range of injuries, including sports-related ones. Chiropractors in Tooele are skilled in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, making them an essential resource for athletes and sports enthusiasts in the area. If you have any question on this matter or to schedule an appointment, call Muscle and Joint Chiropractic in Tooele or Grantsville today, or use our convenient online scheduling!