Post-concussion syndrome often follows a head injury, even one that is considered minor. Approximately 2 million people in America experience a head injury every year. Out of these, 85% are categorized as minor. Sometimes a doctor may diagnose one with post-concussion syndrome if the symptoms are severe enough. However, it is very important to remember that even so-called minor accidents can lead to major health problems in the future if they are not properly cared for. If a person is having persistent health problems weeks or even years after being in an accident, post-concussion syndrome (PCS) may be the issue.
Some symptoms to watch out for after enduring an injury are:
- Tingling in the arms and legs
- Visual problems
- Abnormal headaches or migraines
- Muscle strain
- Lower back pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Where to Find the Proper Help for Post-Concussion Syndrome
It is important to seek the care of a professional when one has had trauma to the head or neck. After any needed emergency care is obtained, another important appointment to make is with an upper cervical chiropractor. We are specially trained to find tiny misalignments located in the upper neck vertebrae, particularly the C1 and C2. These are often the bones that are affected when anyone experiences a blow to the head due to their great range of motion. A misalignment of these bones can lead to pressure being exerted on the brainstem, the part of the body responsible for moving, breathing, hearing, balance, digestion, swallowing, and much more. The brainstem sends signals to and from the brain and body to keep all of these systems working optimally. A misalignment can cause signals to be distorted leading to the above list of symptoms. Once corrected using a gentle, precise method, most people see their post-concussion syndrome symptoms lessen or go away entirely.
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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