Concussion

Schrier Family Chiropractic

Chiropractor located in Delray Beach, FL

Nearly a third of people who’ve had a concussion in the past say they still suffer from long term effects including headaches. Concussions are traumatic brain injuries which, in some cases, can even be deadly. If you believe you have a concussion, contact Dr. Schrier, from Schrier Family Chiropractic in Delray Beach, Florida. His expertise in the treatment of concussions is what you’ll need to begin to experience relief.

Concussion Q & A

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which can be caused by a blow to the head, or an injury which shakes the brain inside the skull. Because of the injury itself, there may be visible scars on the body, but a concussion by itself could have no visible signs of injury.

Because your brain is a soft organ surrounded by a skull, it’s possible that when your head or body is hit hard, your brain can crash into your skull, causing the injury to take place.

If you’ve recently suffered a trauma and can’t remember the injury, or passed out, there’s a possibility you might have a concussion. You don’t have to lose consciousness to have one. Common symptoms of concussions include:

  • Trouble thinking
  • Slowed thinking
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems

There are also some emotional problems which could come as the result of a concussion, including feeling:

  • Irritable
  • Sad
  • Anxious nervous
  • Susceptible to emotional changes

Repeated or severe concussions can have long lasting effects on the patient, including trouble learning, moving, or speaking.

How are concussions treated?

First, Dr. Schrier will take your medical history, perform a physical examination, and ask you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. To test your ability to pay attention, he may ask you a series of questions which relate to your learning and memory. He can begin to determine if mental issues are present, by finding out how quickly you can solve problems.

He may also test your:

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Strength
  • Reflexes

In some cases, Dr. Schrier will request an MRI or CT scan to determine whether or not bruising or bleeding is present in the brain. Depending on your condition, he may recommend you rest for a while to allow your brain to heal from the concussion. Dr. Schrier may also recommend you stay away from activities which require physical exertion for a period.

Dr. Schrier may prescribe certain spinal adjustments to realign the musculoskeletal system, depending on the nature of the injury which accompanies the concussion.

How can I avoid getting a concussion?

Concussions occur when there is a trauma that forces your brain to crash into your skull. The safest way to prevent yourself from getting a concussion is to avoid situations where trauma may come as a result. Of course, there are cases where concussions may be unavoidable, such as car accidents.
If you believe you have a concussion, book an appointment online with Dr. Schrier at Schrier Family Chiropractic today so he can start working on a customized treatment plan for you.

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