Concussions and Chiropractic care

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What is a concussion?
Concussions are a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth a.k.a whiplash. Oftentimes concussion are under diagnosed and even when properly diagnosed most treated correctly.

Symptoms of a concussion.

Symptoms of concussions range from mild to severe and may include but not limited to.
  • Headaches
  • Head Pressure
  • Blurred Vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Memory Loss
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Slurred Speech
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the ear)
  • Fatigue
Some of these might show up right away but can appear hours, days even weeks after the injury. If not treated properly symptoms can persist indefinitely a.k.a Post- Concussion Syndrome (PCS). With PCS symptoms often fade and reappear in response to physical or mental stress. This can be debilitating and disrupt life considerably. To help a fast, complete recovery seek treatment ASAP.

Chiropractic Care and Concussions

Conventional medicine focuses on prevention and medicated management. Chiropractic care addresses all the peripheral concerns. Rather than throwing anti-inflammatory drugs at it, chiropractic care addresses the root cause which is oftentimes actually a dysfunction (subluxation) in the musculoskeletal or nervous systems (spine). Your spine consists of 33 vertebrae that work hard to keep you upright and moving. The vertebrae at the very top of the spine holds your head in place and the smallest misalignments (subluxations) can interrupt cellular communication leading to many symptoms. So addressing the subluxations is imperative to recovery.

Seeing Dr. Kabir for concussions

Dr. Kabir has extensive knowledge and experiences with not only concussions but also treating them. Being an athlete himself (avid hockey player) he has experienced concussions first hand. Through his experiences he believes concussions are under diagnosed and even when correctly diagnosed, they are not treated properly. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has had the privilege of being a travel doc with athletes. So he believes with proper diagnosis and treatment concussions can be resolved properly and not have lasting effects but left untreated he has seen effects lasting years.
The human body is amazing and can heal itself when given the proper support and eliminating stressors. So although chiropractic adjustments in itself do not heal or cure the concussion they certainly fix spinal misalignments (subluxations) that often occur with concussions that hinder the proper communication and the bodies ability to heal.

What you can expect at your initial visit.

You will meet with Dr. Kabir to go over your detailed medical history, medications you may currently be taking and your symptoms. A thorough physical exam, from range of motion to neurological tests to determine the extent of your symptoms and possibly pinpoint issues you may have not noticed on your own. Then based on the findings a treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.
If you or someone you know has experienced a concussion or are battling ongoing symptoms we would love to help you navigate the road to recovery. Call our team today at (309) 663-7011 to schedule a consultation.

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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Kabir Center For Health
2412 East Washington Street #9A
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 663-7011

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