Post-concussion syndrome may follow a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or other head injury. Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome vary but generally include headaches, dizziness, cognitive and psychological effects, and sleep issues. As a result, this condition can affect the daily life of a person and interfere with both work and personal life. By learning more about the possible Post-Concussion Syndrome causes you can plan a better approach to managing your condition.
Generally, post-concussion syndrome occurs after a head injury. What some people do not realize is that an injury or accident that can cause whiplash can also result in an MTBI. Many are under the misconception that unless a person is knocked unconscious and even has loss of memory of the injury or accident that a serious enough injury to result in post-concussion syndrome has not occurred. To the contrary, even a mild head injury may result in this condition.
The condition is usually diagnosed based on patient history. The existence of a head injury in combination with the symptoms noted above is often enough to receive a diagnosis. Of course, a diagnosis is one thing, but relief is another. Most medical doctors will just recommend plenty of rest until the condition “clears up” on its own. However, left untreated, these symptoms may continue for months or even years.
When a head injury occurs, upper cervical misalignments are common. Such a misalignment can put pressure on the brainstem. It can also restrict proper blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain. All of these factors may contribute to post-concussion syndrome. The first step in recovery should thus be to correct the misalignment.
At Besso Clinic in Stow, Ohio, we use the NUCCA technique to identify and gently correct just such a misalignment. By means of precise x-rays, the exact location of the misalignment can be identified. Then a personalized correction can be developed for each individual patient. Let's help you get to the bottom of your Post-Concussion Syndrome causes today.
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