Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome By Natural Means
If a person has been injured in a car crash, a sporting accident, or some other accident that caused a blow to the head, even if it was mild, they may be suffering from post-concussion syndrome. Some of the symptoms include headaches, problems with concentration, memory issues, and disruption in vision.
Generally, these will begin to go away in a week or so after the trauma. However, if you have post-concussion syndrome, they can last for a year or more. When treating post-concussion syndrome, medical doctors look to treat individual symptoms. A different prescription may be needed to treat whatever symptoms arise.
Such things as painkillers, anti-depressants, or anti-anxiety type drugs may be given. Cognitive behavior therapy may also be encouraged to help cope with the pain, loss of memory, and concentration. These may help to give the patient some relief, but they do not offer a long-term solution. Upper cervical chiropractors focus on finding the underlying cause of your post-concussion symptoms.
Many times, the headaches and other issues you are dealing with are due to a misalignment of the upper spine (the top two bones of the vertebrae). This more-than-likely happened during the accident you incurred. Dr. Drew Hall of Carson, California is an upper cervical chiropractor who understands the vital role of these bones in the spine. If they are out of alignment, it can hinder the communication that goes on between the brain and the spinal cord.
This affects the nervous system, as well. If these signals are not being received properly, they can be responsible for the lasting effects of the concussion that was suffered. Dr. Hall will use a gentle, effective technique to bring these bones back into alignment and restore the health of the spinal column. This may provide natural, longer-lasting relief than that of traditional medications.