When a brain injury occurs, and your brain function is affected, it is known as a concussion. Concussions come with a lot of side effects, but these are generally temporary. This type of traumatic injury is usually caused by an impact to the head. If you live in Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel, or one of the surrounding communities, and you’ve recently experienced a head injury, contact Cenk Integrated Health to discuss your treatment options.
You may believe that if you do not lose consciousness after a blow to the head it isn't a concussion, however, this is not the case. The symptoms that you receive from your concussion may be less than what you expected and they may not happen right away. Once the symptoms start, they can go on for days or even weeks. Some of the most common symptoms are headaches, confusion, and memory loss. It is common to not remember the traumatic event that resulted in the condition.
Other symptoms you may experience include a ringing sound in the ears, drowsiness, nausea and/or vomiting, blurred vision, slurred speech, a dazed look, slowed answers to questions, and forgetfulness. In the days after, you may have sleep problems, become irritable, have trouble with your memory and concentration, be more sensitive to sounds and lights, or have problems with smell or taste.
Care for Concussions
For athletes, it is always advised not to play any sports with a concussion. Because so many athletes get concussions from sports practice, players are routinely sidelined until their symptoms have gone away. It can be possible for a concussion's symptoms to go away faster and have you back on the field using chiropractic care. A chiropractor can provide thorough testing and develop a customized treatment plan designed to get you back in the game as soon as possible. Chiropractic care can not only treat the symptoms but also address the source of the problem while avoiding things like pain medication and surgery.
Find a Chiropractor Near Me
If you are in the Pittsburgh or Fox Chapel areas, we have two locations that are convenient and can help with your concussion treatment. Chiropractic treatments can help you get back to your normal life sooner. Contact Cenk Integrated Health today to begin your road to recovery.