A traumatic brain injury or concussion can take years to properly heal, or cause lifelong side effects that will alter the way you function from day to day. There are around 300,000 concussions each year most of which are from sport-related injuries and can often go unreported. Traumatic brain injuries can cause memory loss, epilepsy, and other ailments. Proper chiropractic care can help limit the amount of brain damage you experience and heal your body in a holistic manner. If you have experienced a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, contact Elevate Wellness today to see what we can do for you.
Accidents That Can Cause Brain Injuries
While the most common cause of brain injuries in sports or car accidents, there are other causes that some may not be aware of. Some causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Serious falls
- Firearm-related injuries
- Auto accidents
- Oxygen deprivation
- Near drowning
While this list is not exhaustive, these experiences should warrant a visit to a hospital or doctor to ensure that you have not developed a brain injury. Once you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury you may feel hopeless, but chiropractic care has been found to have numerous benefits for those with brain issues.
The Role Of Neuroplasticity
Your brain is built to be flexible and adapt and can benefit from chiropractic care. Your brain can create new neuropathways and have physiological changes from interactions with the environment around you. Neuroplasticity plays a part in the central nervous system and spinal cord injuries and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Brain healing after traumatic brain injuries comes with emotional, psychological, and lifestyle adjustments to help heal you from a traumatic brain injury. Ideal spine alignment and posture do a lot to help heal the mind and body. The brain and nervous system maintain constant communication through cerebrospinal fluid, and when it is off-kilter your brain function is affected. Chiropractic care can help connect your spine and teach your brain a new way of functioning.
The Difference Between WAD And TBI
Often after a car accident, people experience Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD) which can feel and look similar to a traumatic brain injury or concussion. Each condition comes with similar symptoms that patients may experience from either a WAD or mild TBI. Chiropractors will need to know the difference between which injury you have in order to best treat you.
Be An Active Participant In Your Care
The best benefit of working with a chiropractor is that you play an active role in your care. Working with multiple doctors or surgeons means you have many medical opinions and often do not know what methods are being used to treat you. Chiropractors discuss your treatment with you through each stage and only perform actions that fit with your recovery goals.
Chiropractic is also a non-invasive technique that can help your body heal from traumatic brain injuries without strong pain medication or surgery. Your spinal cord helps to keep your body communicating effectively and healing naturally. Your treatment will be completely up to you and can be combined with other treatment methods.
Elevate Wellness Chiropractic
During your first visit with us, we will discuss your health history and concerns to best design your treatment. With all of your history and diagnosis, we can create a customized care plan that will improve your condition and limit symptoms.
Dr. Simmonds has worked with many sports-related injuries, car accident symptoms, and patients who just want to feel better about their health. Studies continue to show the benefits of chiropractic care and how it can work to serve more than one purpose. No matter the symptoms you are experiencing, chiropractic adjustment can help. Headaches, injuries, swelling, immune system problems, and more can all be helped by working with a licensed chiropractor.
If you are ready to see the benefits of chiropractic care we can help answer your questions and improve your range of motion and quality of life. Elevate Wellness treats patients of all ages in and outside of Bountiful, UT. Contact our team today!
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