Chiropractors do not just work on disorders of the musculoskeletal system – they also work on neurological problems. There are major symptoms, like headaches or blurred vision, that are caused by mild traumatic brain injuries. Chiropractors can determine the cause of this injury and find the right solution.
What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
In simpler terms, a concussion is caused by a sudden impact accident that results in reduced brain activity. A person may drift in and out of consciousness or see hallucinations temporarily. While conscious, the person is not able to think, concentrate or reason properly. After being treated in an emergency room or doctor’s office, someone with this injury may still feel symptoms, which may include:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Mobility problems
Falls or auto accidents are major causes of concussions. Many people who get concussions suffer for a few days or weeks, but never have the problem reoccur. However, some people have problems that persist for several weeks or months afterwards. The part of their brain that controls speech or movement may be affected, making it difficult for them to walk or speak correctly.
People who receive two or more concussions may develop permanent brain damage, depression or neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease. Their chances of recovery vary based on age, emotional support and current health status. Older people or those with underlying health problems take longer to heal than younger people. Also, injuries that are not treated immediately will take longer to heal.
How a Chiropractor Helps
The Denver Integrated Spine Center treats recurring headaches and migraines that are associated with mild traumatic brain injuries. Our chiropractors find the underlying cause of the injury and then find an immediate source of pain relief. Our treatment methods include acupuncture, therapeutic massage, spinal decompression and physical therapy. We pick and choose the treatments that are effective for each patient’s specific condition.
Mild traumatic brain injuries occur when sharp blows are made to the head, affecting brain function. Chiropractors treat headaches, migraines, depression and other mental ailments that are caused by concussions. In some patients, the functions that control mobility are affected, making it more difficult to walk or move their limbs. At The Denver Integrated Spine Center, we have a professional team that specializes in making the proper diagnoses and long-term treatment plans.