Concussions in Rocklin CA
5 Concussion Subtypes
After a Concussion
Your Brain After a Concussion
The most common type of brain injury in Rocklin CA is a concussion, which is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). They can be caused by falls, sports related injuries to the head, and jolts due to car accidents. Concussions can happen to people of any age, from small children to senior citizens, and are often overlooked. Only 10% of the time or less due concussions cause a loss of consciousness. However, even a slight bump can jolt the brain enough to cause injury.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF A CONCUSSION IN ROCKLIN CA ARE:
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Poor balance
- Pressure in the head
- Problems with thinking or remembering
- Changes in personality
- Difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep
We know now that the most important factor in recovery time from concussion is the length of time injured people take to receive evaluation and treatment by a qualified healthcare provider. Early and appropriate treatment can shorten recovery, decrease symptoms and speed people's ability to get their life back on track.
THERE ARE 5 SUBTYPES OF CONCUSSION:
- Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
- Visual/Vestibular Dysfunction
- Neck Dysfunction
- A combination of the conditions listed above
Accurately identifying the subtype of concussion is important to help guide proper treatment. As of today, 5%-30% of people who have experienced concussions have symptoms that persist and develop Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS). Patients with symptoms persisting longer than 30 days are considered to have PCS.
POST CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME OR PERSISTENT CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS (PCS) CAN BE BROKEN DOWN INTO 4 MAIN AREAS:
- Cognitive:difficulty focusing, memory issues, concerns with thinking
- Sleep:fatigue, difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
- Mood/ Behavior:irritability, personality changes
- Physical:headaches, neck pain, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound
How we help people with concussions:
Our Doctor are specifically trained in the diagnosis and management of Concussion/ mTBI and head injuries. This training allows them to utilize the most recent scientific information in helping people recover from concussion/mTBI.
Do you think a head injury has happened? Our highly trained Doctors can help determine if someone is injured. Not all Health care professional are well educated in Concussion diagnosis. Many Health Care Professionals rely only on the patients symptoms ,or how the patients “feel”. This can be very inaccurate .After hundreds of hours of training in Concussion diagnosis and years of clinical experience, our Doctors can help. We utilize the most recent Science based evaluations and testing to make a diagnoses.
The single largest factor in recovery from Concussion is when the patient receives appropriate early treatment. In the past Patients were rest or “Cocoon “ without light, sound or activity for days. This can actually delay recovery. We know that returning to activity at the proper levels can improve recovery. We have the ability to test and evaluate patients. This allows our doctors to give specific advice and treatment to support healing. This early treatment helps people return to their activities faster with reduced chances of lingering symptoms.
When should a person go back to work, school or return to sport? When is safe ? Will going back too soon make things worse? We scientifically evaluate our patients and can help navigate these difficult decisions.
We have helped people who have suffered head injuries recover when other treatments have failed to help. Utilizing a multimodal approach to treatment format allows our patients to start to see changes in their symptoms in just a few days. Some of the treatments we utilize include:
Following a short period of rest, exercise therapy can help speed up recovery. With proper testing, and Exercise prescription can be utilized to reduce symptoms and improve blood flow.
Headaches, balance problems ,dizziness, visual issues and blood flow abnormalities are symptoms of both concussion and Neck injuries. These can be treated with Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments.
Reducing inflammation, supporting neurometabolic pathways and providing nutritional guidance can speed healing. This reduces symptoms and can shorten recovery times.
An individualized balance and rehabilitation program may help reduce symptoms. Dizziness, visual abnormalities, concentration issues and memory problems are associated with concussion and can be reduced with treatment.
This is an important area for injured people and their families. Understanding concussions and the associated symptoms is important to recovery. What “ to do “ and what “not to do” can be critical to healing. People with a history of depression or anxiety tend to have longer recoveries and can benefit from support and reassurance from knowledgeable healthcare providers.
Our doctors have expertise in drug free approaches to help people regain their health and active lifestyles. Our brain based evaluations and treatments incorporate many leading edge treatments that help when many other forms of treatment have failed.
If you suspect you have a concussion and/or are experiencing the symptoms above, contact us for an evaluation.
Services we provide before a concussion:
This type of testing helps determine when an injury has occurred and helps speed up the process of determining when people can return to school, sport and work. Baseline testing should be performed at least once per year.
One of the most critical aspects of Concussion is determining when someone is injured when they should sit out or continue to play. We can provide in-person training for Schools, Teams, and Organizations
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