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Each and every injury to the head should be treated with gravity and on a completely individual basis. While there are protocols for treating injuries such as concussions, any injury involving the head should be fully evaluated to ensure that there is no further closed head injury. It is important to always remember that significant brain trauma can exist with minimal external indication. Therefore, to prevent significant cognitive damage and death, all head injuries should be checked by a medical professional as soon as possible following the incident.
Chiropractic seeks to help people with head injuries find relief from the pain and symptoms that accompany head injuries. These injuries are often accompanied by an injury to the neck, where the cervical vertebrae completely fill the spinal canal. Whiplash, or acute blunt force trauma to the head, will quite often cause damage to the vertebrae in the cervical segment, or at least move them out of alignment.
The upper cervical chiropractic adjustment seeks to address dysfunction stemming from compression of the spinal cord in the cervical segment. Any nerve compression here can cause dysfunction and referred pain in parts of the body seemingly unconnected to the injury. Furthermore, an injury to the spinal cord in the cervical segment can interfere with the nerves and blood vessels which supply the brain, causing debilitating headaches and localized pain. Upper cervical chiropractic adjustment seeks to release the spinal nerves from compression and restore alignment to the spine, thus alleviating many of the painful symptoms associated with head injuries.
If you are suffering from pain in the wake of a head injury and have found no success with traditional methods of treatment, it may be time to start the conversation on how chiropractic can help you. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Chiropractic is a valid treatment for concussion
Statistics indicate the concussions are on the rise, especially among the youth, thanks mainly to sports. And while football takes the lion's share of bad publicity when talk turns to concussion, lower-impact sports such as soccer also cause a fair share of concussion and head-related injuries as well.
Symptoms of concussion include:
If you suspect you or your child may be suffering from concussion, don't hesitate to call our office right away. We are trained in the detection and treatment of concussions according to the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 or SCAT2 method of evaluating concussion cases.
Like it or not, almost every athlete will suffer injuries over the course of their career. It is a natural byproduct of asking your body to perform to a higher level. Professional athletes with a whole team of musculoskeletal specialists, massage therapists, acupuncturists and more at their disposal at all times still suffer injury. Because injuries are a large part of the sport world, it is important to know how to respond when your body breaks down. Acupuncture is an effective therapy for both acute and chronic sports injuries.
More males than ever are seeking acupuncture as a treatment for infertility. Studies are showing time and again that acupuncture is an effective treatment for male infertility; and it has the benefit of being an all natural treatment that comes with few side effects. But how exactly does it work? Let's take a look.
If this is a startling stastitic, consider that studies are showing that sperm quality is on the decline. Due to environmental factors, the advancement of poor diet and a general increase in stress levels, both sperm counts and sperm quality are reaching never-before-seen lows. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine and the ancient practice of acupuncture, we can help turn the tables on male infertility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to balance the body to improve function across the board. When it comes to pregnancy, this concept can be invaluable. Eastern cultures have been using TCM and acupuncture in particular to improve chances for pregnancy for thousands of years and only now is Western science beginning to recognize its efficacy. Acupuncture involves gently inserting thin needles into strategic points along the energy pathways of the body. Because qi (energy or life force) is conducted through these pathways, a disruption due to poor health or injury can cause dysfunctions among the body's internal organs. By unblocking the pathways and facilitating the flow of qi, the body functions better; in a pregnancy setting, this translates to a better chance for conception.