Revive Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Post Concussion Syndrome and Migraines in Pittsburgh, PA

The Effects of Concussions 

Okay, here’s a riddle for you! Symptoms of which condition appear within seven to 10 days after a concussion and usually don’t subside for three months but may not subside for more than a year after a concussion? Give up? It’s Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). How do you know if you are suffering from PCS? Well, first of all you have to have recently suffered a concussion.

Post Concussion Syndrome and Headaches

Among other symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome, a concussion sufferer may experience migraine or tension headaches. What’s the difference? Well, tension headaches are a more mild to moderate widespread pain and are the most common type of headache. A migraine headache is a more intense throbbing pain that occurs in an isolated region of the brain.

So, why should you be aware of these? Well, one of the misunderstandings about concussions is that a person has to have been knocked unconscious in order for this mild traumatic brain injury to be considered a concussion. That’s not true! You can suffer a concussion without being knocked unconscious. Concussions usually occur due to a blow to the head, but they may also occur because a person is violently shaken.

If a concussion sufferer shows signs of post-concussion syndrome, it is frequently because of an upper neck injury that caused irritation to nerves in the brain and spinal cord that can trigger neurological pain that manifests itself as one or more of various types of disorders, including tension or migraine headaches. Here are some other lingering symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.

Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of concentration and memory
  • Noise and light sensitivity

Your Neck and Post-Concussion Syndrome

For your continued health, it is pertinent that an upper cervical chiropractor examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments in the Atlas and the Axis vertebrae, which are your top two vertebrae in your spine. A misalignment in these two vertebrae can lead to a miscommunication between the brain and the body, nerve damage, the brain not receiving the right amount of oxygen, and many more adverse effects that may cause concussion symptoms to linger for weeks, months, and years or even decades.

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