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Understanding Concussions in Glendale, California

Understanding Concussions in Glendale, California

Children, Sports Injuries, Injury Care, Injury Recovery, Concussion, Head InjuryConcussions can come about due to automobile accidents, sports injuries, or being shaken violently. Chances are whiplash has also occurred. Whiplash happens when the muscles of the neck are over-extended.
A common misconception is that one must be knocked unconscious in order to have a concussion. This is not always the case. Concussions are traumatic head injuries that can change the way the brain functions. They are usually temporary. Symptoms can be subtle, not even showing up for days or weeks later. Some people do not even realize that they have sustained a concussion. What can a person look for to tell if he or she has suffered a concussion?
  • Feeling as if in a fog, confusion
  • Abnormal headaches or feeling of pressure in the head
  • Loss of memory about the trauma
  • Seeing stars or feeling dizzy
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Delayed answers to questions
  • Slurred speech
  • Tiredness
  • Looking dazed
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Bruising or broken blood vessels
  • Personality changes

What to Do if Concussion Symptoms Persist

If a person feels he or she may have suffered a concussion, even if it was some time ago, and he is still having symptoms, it is vital to get treatment for it. The first p
lace to start is by seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. We will focus our attention on the top two bones of the neck. These vertebrae are susceptible to damage because of their position and flexibility. A misalignment of only ¼
of a millimeter can be the reason for lingering concussion symptoms.
Once we have determined that the patient actually does have a misalignment, we can begin by establishing a treatment plan. We use gentle, effective techniques to realign the spine that do not require popping or twisting. Patients who are suffering from concussions or post-concussion syndrome have reported seeing improvement in their symptoms, some in only a couple of visits.

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com

Concussions, ADHD, and NUCCA

Concussions, ADHD, and NUCCA

ADHD Ups Disability Risk from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury HealthDay News reports Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who experience a concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to be moderately disabled from the injury, compared to similar patients without ADHD, according to a study published online June 25 in theContinue Reading

Even One Concussion Can Lead to Long-Term Brain Damage

Even One Concussion Can Lead to Long-Term Brain Damage

There Are No “Mild“ Brain Injuries Further evidence of brain changes after concussion and that the term “mild” should never be used in connection with brain injury were found in a study published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal Radiology. In the study, NYU medical school researchers measured changes in global and regionalContinue Reading

Do Concussions Cause Chronic Headaches and Vertigo?

Do Concussions Cause Chronic Headaches and Vertigo?

Concussions and Other Head Traumas For years NUCCA doctors have been asking patients if they have a history of head and neck injuries including, car accidents, falls, times where they have been knocked unconscious, had a concussion or stitches to their head. Why? When accidents and injuries tear loose the connective tissue that holds theContinue Reading

The Danger of Multiple Concussions in Young Athletes

The Danger of Multiple Concussions in Young Athletes

Multiple Concussions Means More Recovery CBS news is reporting that young athletes who have suffered multiple concussions need significantly longer recovery periods than first-time sufferers, according to a new study in the Journal Pediatrics.  About 3.8 million athletes suffer a concussion each year. “There may be a subgroup of kids, particularly those who play contactContinue Reading

Kids, Concussions and Sports: Ways to Prevent Them & Stop Lingering Symptoms

Kids, Concussions and Sports: Ways to Prevent Them & Stop Lingering Symptoms

Ways to Prevent Concussions in Kids A recent USA Today story discussed the concerns parents, coaches and doctors have when it comes to youth sports and concussions. The closer look has come as a backlash to shocking stories from the world of professional athletics. With reports of increased risk of suicides and an Alzheimer’s-like conditionContinue Reading

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