Concussion Symptoms and Treatment at Cheyenne Mountain Chiropractic
A concussion, also called a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is caused by a sudden blow to the head that may lead to a sudden change in how the brain normally functions. A concussion may also be a result of sudden movement that may cause tour head to jerk back and forth violently.
At Cheyenne Mountain Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, CO, we provide comprehensive and holistic care for concussion patients resulting from an auto injury, sports, work, military activities, and any other causes.
Common Concussion Causes
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bike accidents
- Auto accidents
- Playground injuries
- Athletic injuries
- Domestic violence
Common Concussion symptoms
- Neck pain
- Loss of consciousness (sometimes)
- Temporary memory loss
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Vision problems
Diagnosing a Concussion
During the initial visit, your chiropractor in Colorado Springs will conduct a thorough physical exam to determine the severity of your injury before deciding on the best treatment plan for you. This may include a physical examination to test your range-of-motion, lab work such as brain MRI scans or CT (computed tomography) scans. If the chiropractor suspects the concussion indeed happened, they may conduct neuropsychological tests to evaluate whether cognitive functioning (problem-solving, concentration, learning, memory, etc.) has been affected.
Chiropractic Concussion Treatment
A concussion can affect the patient in a variety of ways, including mood changes, vision, and even balance. While in the past the typical treatment for concussions was getting plenty of rest, today, there are newer and more effective approaches involving manual therapy and adjustment techniques to target specific symptoms.
Chiropractors help in determining the most affected area and recommend a specific type of therapy for a given symptom. Instead of using conventional medications to ease the most obvious symptoms, our chiropractor in Colorado Springs performs a comprehensive diagnosis to establish the root cause of the problem (often a dysfunction in the nervous and musculoskeletal systems) and treating it.
Based on the findings of the diagnostic result, the chiropractor will come up with a detailed wellness program personalized to your psychological and physical needs. The treatment plan may involve physical therapy, spinal decompression, and manual adjustments. The goal is to treat the main symptoms of your concussion such as headaches and limited range of motion.
Contact Cheyenne Mountain Chiropractic for Non-invasive Concussion Treatment
If you have suffered a concussion or suspect your child has, do not hesitate to seek help. Concussions can be very complicated but our chiropractor at Cheyenne Mountain Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, CO will help correct your concussion and get you back on your feet and running again in no time at all. Call Dr. Richard Hanley today at 719-268-0708 for more information on concussions and related joint problems or to make an appointment for your diagnosis and treatment.