Why Visit a Northgate Chiropractic Clinic after a Concussion?
When you think of concussions, your mind generally goes to athletes. It’s true that we often hear of these head injuries afflicting those who play football, hockey, and other contact sports. But you don’t have to be an athlete to get a concussion: people in accidents, such as a car wreck or slip and fall incident can be diagnosed with head injuries like concussions.
Chiropractic Care for Concussions
Concussions are treated by physicians, right? Not always. Many people find that they have issues weeks or even months after their concussions. Patients often complain of problems like:
- Headaches that will not go away
- Neck pain
- Difficulty concentrating on tasks
- Numbness or tingling in the arms and legs
Chiropractic care is a drug-free alternative that relieves whiplash and provides concussion treatment for the problems described above. While physicians tend to concentrate treatment on the brain, chiropractors help by restoring the mechanics of the head to the neck. This helps introduce better vascular, nerve and lymphatic flow to aid in the healing process.
Chiropractors often use spinal manipulations to treat problems, but they also approach treatment holistically. They believe that involving the whole body in recovery, instead of focusing on one or two areas, will lead to overall improved health.
Many concussion victims have experienced relief from their problems after seeing a chiropractor. Regular visits can restore normal mechanics to the neck, but they can also diminish numbness and tingling in the extremities and lessen vision problems. In fact, studies are two school-aged children with concussion show that after their head and neck pain was treated, the attention deficit they were experiencing in class had been alleviated as well.
Call Northgate Chiropractic Clinic for Help
If you are a victim of a concussion and you find you’re still having problems no matter how much pain medication you take, you may want to see what chiropractic care can do for you. Call us at (507) 607-7996 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.