Post Concussion Syndrome

Post Concussion Syndrome And Upper Cervical Spine Injury 

Post Concussion Syndrome

The skull (12lbs) rests on c-1 (atlas) which weighs 2 ounces. Concussion injury forces can misalign the atlas and cause brain-stem interference.

This article’s goal is to bring awareness to the upper cervical spine and the role it plays in post concussion syndrome.   In the middle of this article is a concise video which explains how post concussion syndrome symptoms can be caused by a C-1 (atlas) subluxation.  Symptoms such as persistent headaches, sensitivity to light, nausea, depression, and chronic spine pain can all be related to interference to the spinal cord that was caused by a NECK INJURY.
“Upper Cervical practitioners hypothesize based on their success in addressing many health conditions that the misalignment of the atlas is blocking communication to various parts of the body and thereby affecting the body’s own ability to correct the problem. “
Post concussion syndrome is common place in sports activities today. Injuries sustained from football, gymnastics, Lacrosse and other contact sports are epidemic.  You do not have to suffer long-term consequences from a concussion. There are healing procedures that can help your body overcome the effects of neck injury caused by concussion injuries. Listen to the Upper Cervical Chiropractic rational in the video below:


Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles- Corrective Care

Upper Cervical Doctors are trained to find upper neck spinal misalignments that interfere with normal neurological function.  Objective tests are run to determine whether or not you have a spinal misalignment.  If found a precise set of x-rays are taken to determine exactly what direction and how far you have misaligned. Once ascertained the data is used in a precise spinal correction to the offending vertebrae.  Once the irritation is removed from the brain-stem the body goes through a healing process.  We explained above how upper neck injury can cause postural faults including anterior head bearing. And that chronic mid-back pain is nothing more than your bodies best attempt at stabilize itself against gravity. Once the cause of that postural fault is corrected the body will migrate back towards structural balance.  Not only do musculoskeletal problems improve but oftentimes other health problems that they did not know were related improve also.
Over time an upper cervical doctor will monitor your case with objective tests to determine if and when you need a correction. The goal of upper cervical care is to “hold” the correction for as long as possible. It is while the vertebrae stays”clear” of the spinal cord that healing accrues. If you or a loved one suffers with mid back pain or other chronic health troubles it would be wise to get checked to see if you can be helped with this cutting edge procedure.

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Office Locations and hours:

Upper Cervical Health Care Carson

550 E. Carson Plaza Dr. Suite 122
Carson, CA 90746
Dr. Drew Hall, Dr. Beth O’Rourke
Tuesday / Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm

Upper Cervical Health Care Los Angeles

3440 Wilshire Blvd Suite 542
Los Angeles , CA 90010
Dr. Drew Hall, Dr. Alex Bello
Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am-6:00pm
Friday 9:30am-12:30pm


Locations Served:

Dr. Drew Hall is a Los Angeles Chiropractor who serves patients from the greater Los Angeles area including Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Canada Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier Yorba Linda and other Southern California regions such as Orange County