Concussions are a hot topic in the sports world. Many brush off the dangers of concussions, thinking that it is a temporary condition that quickly heals. Many athletic activities commonly result in concussions and affect millions of Americans.1 You may also be interested to know that there is a correlation between concussions and migraines, the most common neurological condition suffered in the US.
Migraines and concussions are two difficult challenges for the health industry to deal with. Concussions are often referred to by the term traumatic brain injury (TBI). This occurs when an injury causes the brain to move around inside the skull. Like concussions, migraines can also result in nausea, sensitivity to sounds and lights, fatigue, and other debilitating effects. Symptoms can last for days.
It can be tough to differentiate between a migraine and a concussion with most doctors basing treatment on whether a physical injury occurred to the head or not. Since treatment options are limited, the medical field is always on the lookout for something new. One new option is an elective surgery performed at the base of the skull on certain nerves that studies show are related to migraines. Headaches commonly occur as a result of these nerves being compressed.2 Thus, an invasive surgery is performed to release the pressure. A Massachusetts resident with concussive syndrome has benefitted from such a surgery. However, individuals frequently prefer natural remedies to invasive surgery.
That is why many who deal with migraines and post concussive syndrome seek treatment from Dr. Grayson Blom in Boise Idaho. Dr. Blom is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor who addresses these conditions with adjustments to the C1, Atlas, vertebrae. Because of its location, the C1 vertebrae can affect the brainstem if misaligned, as commonly occurs in serious injuries and accidents. Clinical trials have revealed that Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments can restore proper nerve and brain function.3 This treatment often results in a resolution of the underlying conditions that cause migraines and post concussive syndrome.
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1. Langlois JA, Rutland-Brown W, Wald MM. The epidemiology and impact of traumatic brain injury: a brief overview. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006;21:375-78.
2. Burt B. No more headaches: A breakthrough surgery cures migraines in man initially thought to have concussion syndrome. http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/no-more-headaches-a-breakthrough-surgery-cures-migraines-in-man/article_21a83325-c2fc-5e22-89de-6b2490495031.html (accessed 21 September 2015).
3. Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Conicello S, Harris E. Upper cervical vertebral subluxation in multiple sclerosis with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: a pilot study. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2013;(3):65-70
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