Why Chiropractic is Your Best Remedy for Post-Concussion Syndrome

Written By John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. on July 13, 2020

rsz headinjurySuffering a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, can be extremely painful and disorienting. While many people recover after a few days of rest, some continue to experience headaches and other symptoms weeks and months after the injury. These continuing issues are called post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Research shows that 5% to 30% of people who get a concussion also experience PCS.

If you had a concussion and are still undergoing occasional discomfort, you may be suffering from PCS. Chiropractic care can help dissolve and prevent these painful symptoms.

Do You Have Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Common symptoms of PCS are similar to those of a concussion: headache, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, and brain fog. Some people report these symptoms lasting for over a year after their initial injury.

If you have been experiencing these symptoms, but do not think that you had a concussion, it is essential to realize that many people get concussions without realizing it. Concussions do not always cause a loss of consciousness or significant pain. Any movement of the brain within the skull can cause brain cell damage and can result in a concussion.

How Chiropractic Care Treats PCS

Over the years, many remedies have been prescribed for these symptoms, but recent research has shown that chiropractic care can help relieve dizziness, headaches, and other discomforts associated with PCS.

The root cause of symptoms such as headaches and dizziness is often linked to a misaligned spine caused by the initial brain injury. Chiropractic care works to decompress the spine and release built-up pressure to help you feel better.

What to Do If You Think You Have PCS

PCS symptoms can restrict the ability to work, sleep, socialize, and live a comfortable life. While there are no cures to PCS, it is vital to find ways to relieve and prevent the pain brought on by the condition. Setting up a chiropractic appointment and getting your body aligned is an integral part of healing from PCS.

To ask questions or set up an appointment to treat PCS, call Dr. John Giovanelli at (770) 487-1228.

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