Concussions: Sports Injury, Slip and Fall, and More
If you've been in a slip and fall accident, you're dealing with a sports injury, or you've experienced an auto accident injury, you may be wondering if you have a concussion. While concussions can be scary, proper treatment can help you recover. At Reed Chiropractic Clinic in Solon, we're experienced at helping patients deal with concussion symptoms while working through the healing process.
What Is a Concussion?
There is still some uncertainty about what exactly happens to the brain during a concussion. Here's what neurological researchers do know: a concussion results in a temporary loss of some degree of brain function. Mental status, level of consciousness, and other brain activity may be abnormal during and after the concussion.
Symptoms of Concussions
Concussions don't look the same for everyone. Concussions can affect speech, memory, coordination, and reflexes. Some people lose consciousness during their concussion, while others do not. Some people remember what happened before and during the concussion, while others do not. Many people experience headaches and migraines, difficulty concentrating, sleeping problems, confusion, dizziness, and visual disturbances. This is by no means an exhaustive list, as people can experience a wide range of symptoms related to a concussion. When it's probable that a person has sustained a concussion, medical professionals rely on a patient’s self-reported symptoms to determine whether a concussion has occurred. There is no test to know for sure whether a person has sustained a concussion.
Common Causes of Concussions
There are many different common causes of concussions, including:
- Auto accident injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries (especially contact sports, such as football, and high risk sports, such as skiing and snowboarding)
The standard protocol for concussion recovery is rest. It's also important to take a look at what caused the concussion to see if steps can be taken to prevent the same thing from happening in the future. Research shows that sustaining multiple concussions is extremely dangerous. Seeing a chiropractor can be especially helpful for the fatigue, headaches, and migraines that tend to follow a concussion.
Call Our Solon Chiropractor
If you think that you may be suffering from a concussion, it's important to seek chiropractic care. We understand how difficult concussion recovery can be, and we're here to help your body through its natural healing process. We can help you manage your symptoms while you get the rest you need. Call Reed Chiropractic Clinic in Solon at (440) 499-4565 to schedule an appointment today.