Our Chiropractor in York Treats Aftereffects of a Concussion
Concussions are called closed head injuries because they cause trauma to the head that does not fracture the skull. Some concussions may leave you dazed for several minutes while others are serious enough to produce loss of consciousness. Although most concussions are not serious, some medical issues may arise days or weeks after the concussion. If you have suffered a concussion and are experiencing the signs of post-concussion syndrome, your York chiropractor recommends several chiropractic techniques for relieving symptoms such as:
- Vertigo and/or Dizziness
- A headache or Migraines
- Ringing In The Ears (Tinnitus)
- Vision Problems
- Back and Neck Pain
- Secondary Injuries (Muscle Strains and Sprains, Joint Stiffness)
Post-concussion syndrome may also cause fatigue, sleep disturbances and inability to concentrate. All of these problems are related to interference with central nervous system functioning involving misalignment of the spinal vertebrae, spinal nerve compression, and nerve irritation.
Chiropractic Techniques Relieve Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome
AquaMassage and Chiropractic Center in York offers the following treatments for PCS and other musculoskeletal disorders causing pain, stiffness and general wellness:
Spinal Adjustments - Since concussions often occur as a result of being involved in auto accidents or playing contact sports, the body experiences trauma severe enough to push vertebrae out of their normal positions along the spine. Compression of sensitive spinal nerves due to vertebrae impinging on them produces a wide variety of health problems, ranging from migraines, dizziness and blurry vision to lack of energy, cognitive difficulties, and joint/muscle pain. A spinal adjustment performed by your York chiropractor reinstates proper positioning of vertebrae to remove pressure from nerves and reduce symptoms.
Myofascial Release Therapy - To relieve stiff, painful muscles following an injury causing a concussion, our York chiropractor may recommend MFR to alleviate hip, shoulder or back pain due to soft tissue inflammation. Myofascial release therapy is similar to therapeutic massage therapy but focuses more on easing deep-seated, restrictive knots in myofascial tissues.
Laser Therapy - Low-level laser energy offers holistic healing properties to facilitate repair of soft tissues damaged during a concussion incident or joints and muscles suffering the adverse effects of painful, spinal nerve compression.
We also provide a unique form of massage therapy called AquaMassage involving jets of warm water "massaging" your body while you stay dry under a waterproof covering. This is a great way to relieve the pain, stress, and stiffness associated with post-concussion syndrome.
Call AquaMassage & Chiropractic Center in York to Schedule an Appointment
For more information about how your York chiropractor can help restore your health and well-being following a concussion, contact us at (717) 757-0610. We also provide effectively, chiropractic treatments for residents of Dallastown, Elizabethtown, Red Lion and Lancaster, PA.