Concussions are serious. They can cause a number of painful symptoms and can pose a threat to your overall health if the right precautions are not made. Althought they are more common in sports, concussions aren’t limited to gaming. They can happen in all types of trauma in Tacoma, WA, ranging from car accidents to slip and fall injuries. An auto accident injury is particularly alarming because, due to multiple impact points, more than one concussion impact can occur. If you are looking for help recovering from a concussion, after you have been examined by medical doctor, a chiropractor on our chiropractic care team at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic is here help.
The Physical Damage of a Concussion
Under normal conditions, the brain organ floats inside the cranium, projected by the hard surface of the skull from outside impacts. However, when the head is impacted or moved quickly in a given direction, and the brain can’t keep up and it makes contact with the side of the skull inside. This causes damage to the brain. For example, after an auto accident injury, the results can be loss of consciousness, temporary motor malfunctions, slower cognitive function and similar. Fortunately, most patients recover within a few days and a week or two. Serious cases, however, can have much worse side effects
There are also curative effects from multiple concussions and certain activities are more prone to this than others. Contact sports are a primary example, such as boxing, football and soccer, but there are other activities that are in a similar risk category as well (military field service).
Symptoms and Ongoing Problems
Concussions can notable symptoms in patients with painful headaches and migraines, dizziness, vision clarity problems, cognitive confusion, loss of memory, and even nausea. Some cases report ear-ringing, inability to sleep, and sensory problems. Other issues might involve loss of energy, depression, headaches and migraines again, unpredictable mood swings, fear or anxiety, sensitivity to bright lights, and irritable personalities.
Get Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines from an Auto Accident Injury or Sports Injury
If you’ve been hurt in a sports injury, slip and fall, or auto accident, our team at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic in Tacoma, WA, is here to help. With a chiropractor approach, we can focus on improving your body’s ability to heal itself by focusing on improving circulation, nervous system function, and overall health balance. Don't ignore the seriousness of a slip and fall if you hit your head. Give us a call at (253) 472-3365 and set up an appointment. Concussions shouldn't be taken lightly.