• Post Concussion Care Recomendations

    by Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor
    on Oct 21st, 2018

Once a concussion has been diagnosed, it is vitally important that the patient get as much rest as possible. Resting will give time for the brain to recover.  While physical rest is crucial, mental rest is essential to concussion recovery.  Mental rest includes: reducing activities that require your brain to work overtime. This includes strenous thinking and concentration. Even activities like playing video games, watching TV, schoolwork, reading, texting or using a computer, can increase your chances of aggravating concussion symptoms.

Physical activites that include vigourous motion, such as sports and exercise are also prohibited due to brain motion within the skull cavity.

Chiropractic care, as part of your medical team, will manage post concussion symptoms through cranial fixation adjusting, crainial sacral therapy for tonal regulation and spinal adjusting of the cervical vertebra. All concussion injuries will have an alignment effect on the cervical spine. Verterbra left in the improper position will prohibit timely recovery from concussion symptoms and delay complete recoverey. The human head weighs on average between 9-12 lbs and sits on top of 7 small moveable vertebral spinal bones /joints. Any injury to the head such as from impact or flexion and extension injury will cause cervical misalignment.

The chiropractor is trained to analyze for cervical alignment and make specific corrections that enable healing. In addition, the chiropractor who has training in concussion managment will be able to screen for previous concussions as well as assess current concussions.

Author Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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