Concussion and Post-concussion Syndrome & Laser Therapy
The most common type of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a concussion. Immediately following the injury there are changes in the blood flow to the brain which leads to less oxygen and higher pressure inside the cranium. These changes increase the damage from the original injury.
Do you suffer from any of these symptoms?
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Memory not as sharp
- Balance affected
- Reactions slower
- Sensitivity to light and noises
- More talkative
- More emotional
- Spells of crying
You may be suffering from Concussion or Post-concussion Syndrome. Symptoms can show up within minutes or come on slow over several days before they are noticed.
In chiropractic terms: A TBI causes a rapid disruption of our functional circuits. Repeated concussions have been shown to increase a person’s risk later in life for dementia, depression and Parkinson’s Disease.
Mild TBI’s and the after effects often go un-diagnosed because there are no visible changes to be seen on CT or MRI scans. Most Doctors recommend that you just wait for the symptoms to go away because there is no medical treatment other than to reduce some of the symptoms.
What can you do to prevent long term problems?
Laser therapy increases the energy our cells can produce for healing, which prevents further damage to the nerves from lower levels of ATP. By reducing inflammation lasers speed healing and release endorphins. Research has shown that the lasers promote tissue regeneration of muscles, nerves and bones.
When our cells receive the help they need we have marked improvements in concentration, focus, memory and sleep.
Even if the concussion has been years ago we can still offer help with Laser Therapy. In addition, we use chiropractic to help heal and correct any subluxations, neck strain and muscle spasms and even skull misalignments.
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms you may have what is called Post-concussion Syndrome, please call us for more information.
“ Shining light on brain injury” by Benjamin Yuen, DC, MSc, MCC(UK); Fred Kahn, MD, FRCS(C); and Fernanda Saraga, PhD
You may read the full article here.