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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

How Contact Sports and Parkinson’s Disease are Helped by Upper Cervical Chiropractic

How Contact Sports and Parkinson’s Disease are Helped by Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Dr. Justin Brown and Dr. Jonathan Chung, in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research (March 2011 edition), speak about a patient from their clinic that was showing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and the amazing results she had following a correction of the bones in her upper neck that were misaligned. This is called theContinue Reading

Upper Cervical Chiropractic to Help With Contact Sports Related Parkinson’s Disease

A common thread ties together former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, former professional basketball player Brian Grant, and NFL Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg. There has been much discussion in the news lately about the fact that all three of these men received repeated head and neck trauma due to their profession in contact sports. Also,Continue Reading

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Asthma

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Asthma

Asthma is an extremely common breathing ailment that plagues the world. Do you suffer from bouts of breathing difficulties? Do you find yourself having to carry an inhaler with you every where that you go in order to feel safe? If you are searching for a drug-free alternative to help your asthma, then you willContinue Reading

Recurring Ear Infections: Upper Cervical is far superior to medical treatment

Recurring Ear Infections: Upper Cervical is far superior to medical treatment

Ear Infections , Medical Approach Most parents are unfortunately very familiar with ear infections. Ear infections are the most common reason for trips to the pediatrician according to webMD. Every year in the U.S. 30 million kids see pediatrician for an ear infection. Traditional medical treatment of ear infections has been controversial in more recentContinue Reading

Kids with Seizures and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Kids with Seizures and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Epilepsy or Seizures are a problem for many Americans. Frequently a person will be prescribed medications to cover up the affects of the seizures. Many people do not want to just cover up the symptoms but try to find the underlying cause of the seizures and eliminate it. Seizure medications have serious side effects inContinue Reading

Depression and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Depression and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Depression At upper cervical chiropractic offices we have seen incredible results with people who are suffering with a variety of different physical and psychological conditions. Depression, anxiety, mood disorders have improved regularly. Here is an example of a research study that was performed with patients who had been diagnosed with Depression…. A study of 15Continue Reading

Natural Relief for Acid Reflux in Newborns in Glendale, California

Natural Relief for Acid Reflux in Newborns in Glendale, California

One of the most difficult things a new mother can go through is to see her new baby in pain.  Acid reflux in babies is a common problem that causes pain and other symptoms.  The most common symptoms include excessive vomiting, cough, gagging, choking or refusing to eat, crying when eating and heartburn, gas orContinue 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

A 16 Fold Increase in Prilosec Prescriptions Is No Good for Babies

A 16 Fold Increase in Prilosec Prescriptions Is No Good for Babies

Medical Experts say Drug Over-Treatment is Common Recently, Austin Frackt, assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health reporting for the Kansas Health Institute said “that there is a lot of over-treatment in U.S. medicine: the use of medications and procedures that deliver little or no benefit, increase the cost of care, and expose patientsContinue Reading

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