[fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]Concussion treatment in West Des Moines IAA sudden jolting of the head that causes it to whip back and forth, such as might be experienced as the result of a car accident or sports related injury, may cause whiplash. What’s worse is that that accident may have also resulted in a concussion, which can lead to health complications later in life.

Though not everyone understands what a concussion is, and too many people think it is necessary that a person lose consciousness in order for that head or neck injury to be defined as a concussion. A concussion is a type of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) that alters the functioning of a person’s brain.

Usually, they are the result of a collision involving the head, but it is possible for a person who has been shaken violently to suffer this type of MTBI.

If you have suffered from a concussion lately, or if you are not sure but you think you have, that collision may have caused your brain to rattle around in your head. It’s important that you know everything you can know about this mild traumatic brain injury, so you can do everything you can do to heal from it.

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Below is a list of symptoms that you should be aware of that will help you know if you have suffered from a concussion.

Concussion Symptoms

  • Bruising
  • Damaged blood vessels
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Behavioral or Personality change
  • Poor concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Injuries to the nerves
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Impaired brain function
  • Amnesia
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sluggishness
  • Vision impairment
  • Loss of equilibrium
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion

Concussions and Atlas Orthogonal 

Now, while it is possible for a person to suffer from a concussion and not know it, it is also possible for a person to suffer from a major collision that does not result in this MTBI. The best thing anyone can do is not be not sure but to know for sure, and the best way to do that is to get your upper neck vertebrae examined by an Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor.

When they examine your upper cervical spine, they can see if there are any misalignments of the top two vertebrae in your upper neck that may be the underlying cause of any health problems that may result from your concussion. A misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter of the top two bones in your vertebrae can hinder the brain’s ability to communicate with the body, but realigning those two bones will restore your body’s communication system.

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