If you, or a family member, have had an accident or sports injury recently and hit your head hard, you may have a concussion. There are different grades of concussions depending on the severity and our professional chiropractor can help. We here at Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor in Brooklyn, NY, are highly experienced in the treatment of concussions.
What Causes a Concussion?
A concussion can be caused by a child falling off a bicycle, a sports injury in contact sports, or an auto accident injury. Any time your head is hit hard, the brain hits the inside of the skull that protects it and there can be side effects that point to a brain injury.
What Are the Signs of a Concussion?
The signs of a concussion vary greatly with each person with a slip and fall or an auto accident injury. It can take up to a week or even longer for the signs to appear, so it's imperative to get medical help when they do. Some patients have difficulty with swallowing, sudden and intense headaches and migraines, or numbness and tingling in the body. All these signs can be because the force of your brain moving quickly forward and backward or from side to side in any type of accident including a slip and fall accident. This may also move your spine at the base of your head out of alignment. Our chiropractor can help you with these symptoms.
What Is Chiropractic Care for Brain Injuries?
Our chiropractor will examine you and ask about all your medical history as well as do a thorough exam and tests to determine if you have a concussion and where it is located. Some patients may experience dizziness, have headaches and migraines or be off-balance as very common side effects of a concussion. Our chiropractor can help with rehabilitation in the form of manual manipulation, traction, massage therapy, and laser or ultrasound therapy. He can also refer you to a specialist for rehabilitation and monitor your follow-up care for worsening, changing, or new symptoms that you may incur.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Treatment for Head Injuries
Our team of chiropractic professionals at Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor in Brooklyn, NY can help you with any concerns you may have with a head injury. We believe in all-natural treatments without any harmful painkillers that a person can become addicted to. Call us at 212-257-3922 for an appointment today if you or a family member has experienced a severe blow to the head so we can make a diagnosis and begin treatment right away.