Chiropractic Care for Sports Concussions

Concussions – A Real Worry…

Sports concussions are growing amongst children, which in itself is a real concern. Although you may not think that a Chiropractor is the first medical professional you may go to when it comes to concussion management, Chiropractors are in fact trained to spot mild traumatic brain injury such as sports concussion.

There are more obvious signs of concussion such as vomiting, blurred vision, stumbling, increased confusion, unconsciousness, dilated pupils, weakness in the arms and legs and also headaches. Concussion can cause injury to the cervical spine (the neck area) and a blow to the head can create a whiplash-type scenario causing misalignments to the cervical spine and to the cranial bones (of the skull).

Concussion symptoms that you have may not correlate to the concussion injury or a blow to the head.  Symptoms  of concussion are also known to creep up in time and can include headaches, poor concentration, sinus and hayfever symptoms and behavioral issues. These symptoms of concussion and changes can be assessed thoroughly with a chiropractorchiropractic care for sports concussions you ask? – For sure!

Call Brad Jones at Coastal Chiropractic Gold Coast for a chiropractic assessment. Dr. Brad Jones is fantastic with chiropractic care for kids and chiropractic for sports injuries and can help you and your family perform at their best whether it be at work, at school or at play!

Contact us for an appointment today at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellbeing on the Gold Coast, phone 5520 2555.