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What Causes Concussions?
According to the CDC, a concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth.
Symptom of pain in the face, neck, or head. It can occur as tension-type, migraine, or cluster headache.
Any change to your vision that is not indicative of normal function or health.
A feeling of unease and discomfort.
Involuntary and forceful expulsion of the contents of the stomach.
Ringing or other noise in one or both ears.
The inability to focus one's attention and mental effort.
Being bewildered and unclear. Not comprehending in a healthy/ functioning way.
Inability to tolerate light (photophobia). Light causes discomfort.
Loss of taste or smell
Inability to taste and smell.
Inability to sleep properly. Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
How Can We Help?
If a patient comes in with the symptoms above along with neck pain, our providers will examine for a concussion. A concussion typically occurs because of trauma to the neck or head. When impact is so great that it causes injury, misalignment to the cervical spine generally occurs. Whiplash can also follow as well.
If we find that you in fact are suffering from a concussion and its symptoms, we will refer you to the appropriate neurologist. Many times concussion symptoms and whiplash symptoms overlap, such as headaches and neck pain. If by chance you are suffering from both, we will treat your whiplash symptoms as well as getting you the proper care for your concussion.
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