15 Oct Can chiropractic treatments help with concussions?
In the United States alone, an estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year. Concussions can cause lifelong issues such as headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, and irritability.
Although studies have not proven that chiropractic adjustments cure the side effects resulting from a concussion, almost every case that utilized a chiropractor saw improvement when compared to cases that didn’t.
Necks, heads, and spines are a chiropractors’ forte. Since they are knowledgeable of the areas affected by a concussion, they should be the go-to for anyone that has experienced one.
There have been a few studies that have shown a vast improvement in chronic pain. Including a 23-year-old professional figure skater that hit her head on the ice. She suffered from chronic pain for months which resulted in her taking pain medication daily to cope. After three months of chiropractic treatment, she was relieved of her pain and now lives medication-free.
Chiropractors can also help in preventing concussions. When your body is functioning at its best, it can handle trauma better. Some concussions are unpreventable, but others can be avoided if your body is strong and quick enough to dodge a fall. If your brain and body are performing well, your reaction time is quicker.
Through spinal manipulation, chiropractors realign the spine, which is connected to the nervous system. The nervous system keeps everything running smoothly. Meaning, if it is happy and healthy, so is the rest of your body.