If you play contact sports, you may have already experienced a concussion at some point in your athletic career. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can temporarily affect your mental state and level of consciousness. There is no “cure” for a concussion. Your body just needs to rest in order to recover. However, at Optimize Chiropractic, we can offer adjustments to alleviate symptoms of a concussion, like headaches and neck pain, and make you more comfortable during your recovery.
Seeing stars or blurred vision
Blacking out, passing out, fainting or dizziness
Nausea or vomiting
Difficulty concentrating or forgetfulness
Car accidents, falls and sports injuries are the most common ways people sustain concussions. Annually, around 10% of all athletes who play contact sports will sustain concussions. At Pierce Chiropractic, the athletes who we see getting concussed most often are girls lacrosse and soccer players and boys basketball and football players.
Hitting the head during a fall
Car accidents (hitting the head on the steering wheel)
Sports injuries (helmet to the ground)
Understanding the severity of your concussion and the necessary steps to recovery will help you get back on the field.
Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate headaches and neck pain associated with concussions, so you can help more comfortably.
Your chiropractor can give you recovery recommendations as well as tips on how to play your sport with less risk.