A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury and should be taken very seriously. It is possible to get a concussion if you’ve been in a car accident, gotten injured while playing sports, or even hitting your head during a hard fall. A concussion can also occur when you’ve experienced an intense shaking of your head and neck, like with whiplash in a car accident. If you live in Bozeman, MT or the greater Gallatin County area, then our team at Waypoint Chiropractic can help you through your recovery after a concussion.
Whether you’ve been in a car accident or taken a hard blow to the head, it helps to look out for the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Sometimes concussion symptoms can be pretty mild and hard to notice, while other times the symptoms can be really severe. If you notice any signs or symptoms of a concussion, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Common symptoms of a concussion include headaches, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light and noise, feeling confused, and feeling groggy or sluggish. If you aren’t feeling quite right after hitting your head then this can be a sign that something may be wrong. In more severe instances of a concussion, you may even lose consciousness, so it can help to have someone who was with you at the time discuss how you seemed after the head injury. They can sometimes help fill in the blanks, like how long you may have lost consciousness and whether or not you seemed disoriented or had trouble balancing.
A concussion happens when your brain is jostled around and hits the skull, which can cause bruising on your brain. While a concussion won’t always cause significant brain damage, it does take time to fully heal and recover. If you get back into high impact sports or activities too soon, you run the risk of suffering another concussion. After you’ve seen a doctor for your concussion, visit a Bozeman chiropractor to experience a natural, drug-free approach to recovering from a concussion. Dr. Cary Gentry will use gentle, non-invasive techniques to help increase blood flow to your brain and so you can experience faster healing.
Your Bozeman chiropractor can help improve blood flow and identify any misalignments in your spine, especially in your neck. Vertebrae being slightly out of place can affect your body’s ability to function at its best. Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper functioning to your body so it is able to heal itself. Instead of taking medications with risky side effects, chiropractic for a concussion is a natural and effective solution so you can experience a full recovery faster.
Call or book an appointment to meet with Dr. Cary Gentry at Waypoint Chiropractic and learn more about how he and his team can help you experience healing and recovery from a concussion.
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