How to Get Relief after Concussion

Chiropractor Atlanta helps Concussion, Post-concussion, Head Pain, Headache, Headaches, Migraines, Migraine, Whiplash, Neck Injury

Chiropractor Atlanta Helps Concussion Sufferers

When someone suffers a concussion which they may not even be aware of, he or she may get symptoms of post-concussion-syndrome that last for an extended period of time. It does not have to be an intense injury to cause this problem. There is no connection between how hard a person was hit compared to whether or not they will develop post-concussion-syndrome. Concussions related to injuries during sporting events are estimated to be up to 3.8 million in the USA. This makes post-concussion-syndrome a problem of top priority among public health authorities.

It is normal for people suffering from post-concussion-syndrome to have headaches. This makes sense since the original injury was probably a blow to the head. If headaches continue to occur after the concussion, it is possible that they have post-concussion-syndrome. How is this treated?

Medical doctors generally focus on relieving symptoms. This often includes prescription drugs to help with headaches, feeling off-balance, feeling anxious, and issues with getting regular sleep. These may help a person feel better temporarily, but the root of the problem still lies undetected. Where can a person find long-lasting relief?

Upper cervical chiropractors have been having success in treating post-concussion-syndrome patients. These chiropractors are unlike the traditional chiropractors you may be familiar with. They are specially trained to analyze and find a misalignment in the bones that are in the uppermost part of the neck. This misalignment very possibly happened when the concussion occurred.

Because this misalignment can cause many problems with the nervous system, it is vital that it is addressed by a professional. Many patients have seen a decrease in symptoms, or even a total reversal of symptoms, after only a few adjustments. Once the misalignment is corrected, healing can take place, bringing the person back to a healthier and happier existence.

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Alternative Relief for Migraines

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Chiropractors Smyrna Help Migraine Sufferers

Do you or someone you love suffer from migraines? If so, you are not alone. Approximately 36 million people living in the USA have migraines, with 18 million having chronic migraines (more than 5 migraines per month). Migraines are known for causing throbbing or pounding in the head. They may last a couple of hours or up to a few days. Some people do their best to continue living with a migraine, but it can be a real challenge.

Migraines are hard to treat because they vary depending on the person dealing with them. There is a growing market for medication to treat migraines, but they provide little relief. People seem to be trending toward a more natural, alternative treatment.

One that that has gained popularity is using medical marijuana to gain headache relief. This drug of choice is now legal in many states in America. How it works is by cushioning the pain and regulating how the brain feels pain. It may be tempting for some to try medical marijuana if they have not had success in other areas of treatment. It can be helpful in covering over symptoms, but it does not address the underlying cause. Therefore, migraines will continue to happen. There is another solution that may bring you permanent relief.
 
The Real Solution to Migraines
Dr. Don Parkerson of Smyrna, Georgia is an upper cervical chiropractor. He specifically examines the upper bones in the neck, particularly the C1 or Atlas bone. If this bone is out of alignment, it affects the connection between the nervous system and the brain. This can definitely cause migraines, as well as other problems.

Once Dr. Parkerson has detected your misalignment, he can begin to work with you to correct it through gentle, effective adjustments. The nervous system and brain will begin to function properly, and your migraines will improve. Studies done involving people suffering from migraines have shown that only one or two visits to an upper cervical chiropractor can bring relief of pain and, in some cases, complete resolution. Why not give the doctors at HP Spine Center a call and set up your first assessment? You will be glad you did.

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References: 

1.Baron EP. Comprehensive Review of Medicinal Marijuana, Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic Implications in Medicine and Headache: What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been … Headache 2015; 55(6).

2.Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003; AUG(3):1-10.

Solution to Nagging Headaches

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Chiropractors Atlanta Help Nagging Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are incredibly common. With our heavy use of computers and cell phones, our repetitive hunched and stooped posture directly contributes to developing muscle imbalances. How does a tension headache differ from other kinds of headaches?
 
Symptoms of Tension Headaches (1)

  • Mild to moderate pain level
  • Vice-like pain – feels as though a hat band is squeezing your head
  • May occur multiple times per month
  • Eye strain and/or sleep disturbances may contribute to the pain
  • No nausea or vomiting

Management of tension headaches typically involves over-the-counter analgesics. While these are effective in decreasing pain, it does not address the root cause of the headaches. Many people with chronic tension headaches are looking for an alternative solution.
 
Natural Tension Headache Relief
Your spine is responsible for protecting your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is essential for transmitting signals to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your spine) misaligns, this leads to tension within your spinal cord. Spinal cord tension causes the signals going to and from your brain to become distorted. This may lead to tension headache symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a gentle chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very precise technique. Through specific realignment of the atlas, the pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of tension headache symptoms.

Palmer et al. examined 47 patients with non-migraine headaches. After two weeks of specific atlas chiropractic care (and only one correction), the subjects had a significant reduction in headache pain. They found that after 3-4 months of care, their headache symptoms decreased by 75% on average. (2)

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References

  1. Silberstein S. Tension-Type Headaches – Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain,-spinal-cord,-and-nerve-disorders/headaches/tension-type-headaches
  1. Palmer J, Dickholtz M. Improvement in Radiographic Measurements, Posture, Pain & Quality of Life in Non-migraine Headache Patients Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Retrospective Practice Based Study. Annals Vert Sub Res [Internet]. 2009 [cited 21 December 2015];2009(June):1-11. Available from: http://www.mccoypress.net/annals/docs/2009-1287_nucca.pdf