Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury commonly caused by a blow to the head. A concussion can cause severe headaches and, in some cases, a loss of consciousness. If you suffered a concussion and are experiencing chronic headaches, our professional staff at Capitol Health & Injury Center in St. Paul can help.

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What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that often develops because of a blow to the head. A concussion results from the force of the brain moving back and forth inside the head. In some cases, concussions can lead to brain damage and other pain. Patients often experience concussions due to auto accidents, particularly in rear-end collisions. Concussions also occur due to sports injuries, slip and fall injuries, physical assault.

Symptoms of a Concussion

A concussion can lead to various health-related issues. The more severe the concussion is, the more severe the symptoms will be. Common symptoms include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Seeing stars
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep issues
  • Slurred speech

How Are Concussions Diagnosed?

After a blow to the head, our doctor will perform a neurological exam to check your vision, hearing, balance, coordination, reflexes, and strength. We will also perform a cognitive test to test your memory, concentration, and ability to recall information. Our doctor may also order a CT scan or an MRI to get a clear view of the brain to determine how severe the injury is.

How Our Chiropractor Can Help

Our chiropractor will first seek to reduce your symptoms by supporting your body’s natural healing process. This will include a focus on your nervous and musculoskeletal systems, which can both become injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, sports injury, or auto accident injury. Then, our chiropractor will get to the root of your problem. Often, poor spinal alignment is part of the problem. For example, a blow that causes a concussion can also cause the spine to come out of alignment, significantly impacting your overall wellness.

After checking your spinal alignment, our chiropractors will also consider other treatment options, including manual manipulation and spinal decompression. We may also recommend hands-on adjustments and stretching and strengthening exercises to alleviate pain or discomfort and improve the body’s range of motion.

Visit Us for Chiropractic Care in St. Paul, MN

If you have been in an accident and suffered a concussion, schedule an appointment with Capitol Health & Injury Center in St. Paul today. Our chiropractor can create a personalized treatment plan to treat the symptoms and prevent concussion complications. Contact us to schedule your first consultation or to learn more about how our chiropractic services can benefit you. 

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