Could Chiropractic Concussion Treatment Help You?
Sports-related concussions are the most common type of head injury in the United States, and sports injuries are just one cause of concussion. A concussion injury occurs when a forceful blow to the head hurls the brain into the skull, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. If you or someone in your family suffers a concussion in the Broomfield or Westminster areas, Lifetime Health and Wellness in Broomfield can ease your recovery with chiropractic treatments for concussion.
How Chiropractic Can Treat Concussions
Chiropractic care is very helpful for speeding recovery in the aftermath of a concussion. A blow to the head that is forceful enough to cause a concussion is also often forceful enough to cause subluxations in the sutures of the cranial bones, in the cervical spine, or even in other parts of the spine. Our chiropractors can help restore optimum nervous system functioning, heal soft tissue damage, and relieve pain with a combination of cranial and regular chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture.
Cranial chiropractic adjustments work to re-align the bones of the cranium by inserting inflatable balloons into the nasal passages. These devices are slowly and gently inflated in order to apply the small amount of pressure necessary to re-align the cranial bones. You will not feel any discomfort while receiving a cranial adjustment. However, many patients note popping sounds inside the head as the cranial bones find their way back into the proper alignment.
Regular chiropractic adjustments can also relieve the pressure on the nerves and soft tissues that often leads to pain and dysfunction. By restoring proper functioning, chiropractic care triggers the body's own remarkable healing abilities. This can speed recovery, improve mental focus, and help to prevent future injury.
Many patients who suffer concussions struggle with feelings of anxiety, sadness, and other emotional troubles. Insomnia is also common. A growing body of scientific evidence supports the use of acupuncture to treat such problems. Acupuncture can restore normal sleep and mood after a concussion.
Have you ever suffered a concussion? Did a chiropractor help? Tell us in the comments!