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Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJPost-concussion syndrome (PCS) has come into the spotlight more in the past year. As research continues to show how concussions produce lasting effects, more researchers are exploring the underlying cause of PCS. One study looked specifically at the role of the cervical spine when it comes to post-concussive symptoms.

A concussion is usually sustained when a person is in a car accident or suffers a sports injury. However, there are many other ways to end up with a concussion that are not as obvious. For example:

What are some of the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome?

Why the Neck Connection to Post-Concussion Syndrome Is Important

Recognizing how neck injuries play a role in post-concussion problems is vital because it shows that the underlying problem may be the neck misalignments caused while the head injury was sustained and not necessarily the concussion itself resulting in the symptoms. Once this is acknowledged, different methods of seeking relief become available.

An upper cervical misalignment can result in numerous issues such as increased pressure in the brainstem, pooling cerebrospinal fluid, or even reduced blood flow to the brain. A gentle upper cervical adjustment can correct the misalignment and these underlying issues. For many, this has led to a lessening or even complete resolution of symptoms.

References:

Ferri, Fred MD. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, 2012 ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby; 2012.

Marshall C, Vernon H, Leddy J, Baldwin B. The role of the cervical spine in post-concussion syndrome. https://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00913847.2015.1064301 (accessed 09 July 2015).

 

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Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJIf a person has recently been in a car accident or had some other trauma to the head or neck, he or she may be suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS). This condition can occur if a concussion is not properly cared for and can leave one with lingering, miserable symptoms. These symptoms generally begin within 7 to 10 days after the initial injury and may last for months, depending on how severe the injury was. Some even continue to have symptoms for a year or more after the concussion occurred. Here is a list of symptoms to look for if one suspects he may be experiencing PCS:

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Why Does Post-Concussion Syndrome Happen?

This is still under debate among the experts. Some feel that when the brain collides with the skull, structural damage happens. Others feel that psychological factors are involved. No one really understands why one person suffers from PCS while another one does not. One thing that has been noted is a change in cerebrospinal fluid flow and a reduction in glucose in the brain.

Where to Find Help for PCS in Farmington, Michigan?

If one is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, he or she may be desperate to find a way to feel better. One area that is seeing success in helping patients get over PCS is that of upper cervical chiropractic care.

Attention is focused on the top two bones of the neck, the atlas and axis vertebrae. During an accident, these are often the bones that become misaligned. When this happens, pressure can be put on the brainstem, thereby hindering communication and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain and body.

At Premier Family Wellness, we use a gentle method to help realign these bones. When this is done, communication and blood flow to and from the brain is restored. Healing properties contained in the body take over and repair any damage done. This may help a person to recover from PCS naturally.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-478-6203 or just click the button below area

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

At Premier Family Wellness & Spinal Care in Farmington, MI will not only help you get well, but also stay well.

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