Comprehensive Concussion Care

California Chiropractic Neurologist Gives Tips for Comprehensive Concussion Care.

Concussions have many common symptoms and it’s important to be aware that a person does not have to lose consciousness to have suffered a concussion. A concussion can cause a person to feel dazed, confused or disoriented. They may experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or  feel fatigued or drowsy. They can also have difficulty sleeping or be sleeping more than usual.

Concussions can cause problems with sensation such as blurred vision, a bad taste in the mouth, ringing in the ears, changes in the ability to smell, sensitivity to light or sound, memory or concentration problems, mood changes or mood swings and feelings of depression or anxiety. In young children these symptoms might not be easily communicated and may manifest as a change in eating or nursing habits, persistent crying or an inability to be consoled, being easily irritable, or losing interest in their favorite toys or activities. Sometimes symptoms don’t manifest right away, or may only be detected at a thorough examination. It’s important not to ignore symptoms after your concussion because the affects of a traumatic head injury can last well into the future.

If you’ve suffered from a head injury, it’s important to seek out care for your concussion. Traditional medicine doesn’t offer a lot of options for patients with head injuries; because of this, many patients are turning to functional neurologists for their care. Here, they are finding that they receive a thorough examination, comprehensive testing, and customized care. These practitioners take the time to completely evaluate your condition in order to recommend the most effective brain based therapies for your specific needs.

The goal of functional neurology is to improve your brain function and communication pathways through brain based therapies that are natural, safe and effective. Therapies can be computer assisted and traditional rehabilitation techniques paired with acupuncture, massage and other forms of therapy. Treatment is customized and based on each patient’s individual needs. Your provider will determine exactly which therapies are best for you through your comprehensive physical and neurological examination and laboratory testing.

You don’t have to just sit back and wait for your concussion to heal; in fact this has proven to be ineffective. Rather seek out a practitioner who can help you to rehabilitate your brain and ensure that you will have optimal function and quality of life in the future.

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