Can Neck injury Cause 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 that 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 commonplace in sports activities today. Injuries sustained from football, gymnastics, lacrosse, and other contact sports are an 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.
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. I 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 how upper neck injury can cause postural faults including anterior head bearing.
And that chronic mid-back pain is nothing more than your body's best attempt at stabilizing 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 to improving also.