One of the more frequent brain injuries is concussions. You can receive a concussion playing sports such as football, falling and hitting your head, or in a car accident. Any accident involving hitting your head could have you facing this. The seriousness of concussions is not always understood, but this injury is much more than simply a bad headache. Find out how chiropractic treatment at Lifetime Chiropractic Center in Milwaukee can help you after an auto accident.
What Is a Concussion
When you experience a strong blow to your head from a dramatic fall or an auto accident, your brain is tossed back and forth inside the skull. This causes damage to the soft brain tissue. Concussions are bruising of the brain caused by this action. The material making up your brain is delicate, and a brain injury of this type can become dangerous if not treated. The most common symptom of a concussion is a severe headache, but there are others.
Severe headaches are the main indicator of concussions, but other symptoms can include: blurry vision, dizziness, memory loss, nausea or vomiting, uncontrollable fatigue, lack of concentration, sensitivity to noise, and a host of other issues. The symptoms will differ depending upon which part of the brain was damaged. A person suffering from a concussion may also experience pain, numbness, or tingling in various areas of their body. This also depends upon where the injury occurs.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
The brain is attached to the spinal cord which makes it very possible that any impact hard enough to cause injury to the brain may also damage the spinal column. Even the slightest misalignment can cause issues with how the nerves communicate with each other. The symptoms you experience will depend on which area of the spine is out of alignment. A chiropractor can assess your situation and put everything back into place, making it possible to complete your healing.
Call Lifetime Chiropractic Center Today!
If you have been in an auto accident or faced any other head trauma, give Lifetime Chiropractic Center a call. In the case of a concussion, a medical doctor will always be your first choice, but we can add to the medical care by taking care of the often hidden issues that keep you suffering side effects weeks or months later. Contact us today.