The CDC and the Brain Injury Research Institute estimate that anywhere from 1.6-3.8 million activity-related concussions happen every year in the U.S., and the Canadian Psychological Association reports that at least 210,000 concussions occur annually in Canada.  
Concussion recovery can be a long, slow process. In some cases, symptoms can linger long after the injury occurs. Unfortunately, time is often the most reliable way to relieve concussion symptoms, but this can be discouraging to anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle.
Experts recommend exercise therapy, various forms of physical rehab and psychological counselling to help patients achieve the best possible health outcomes. However, chiropractic care is another effective avenue for treating the symptoms of a concussion as well.
How chiropractic care can help your concussion symptoms
Concussion sufferers typically experience trauma to the cervical spine at the time of the injury. This can lead to the headaches and neck pain that often accompany a concussion. Fortunately, chiropractic care is focused on adjusting and caring for the spine, so it can often lessen or even eliminate these symptoms.
Other common symptoms of concussions include dizziness, balance problems and diminished coordination. Specific chiropractic treatments can “kickstart” the healing process for symptoms like these, which brings relief and lowers a person’s stress levels.
Finally, there are a number of psychological symptoms that accompany a concussion, including sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression and mood swings. Chiropractic care is focused on the physical body, but the proper bodily adjustments can improve pain and stress, which boosts your mood and can help you feel a greater sense of control over the recovery process.
Take control of your health
While it’s critical to follow a doctor’s established care plan, using chiropractic care as part of a holistic approach to concussion recovery can help you feel better and get back to your everyday life that much faster.
Don’t hesitate to call or contact painPRO today to schedule a consultation. Our friendly staff will be glad to answer your questions and see what chiropractic care can do to improve or alleviate your concussion symptoms.