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Concussions and what to do?

Concussion

Concussions are defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but may include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.” Unfortunately, concussions can negatively affect the overall health of the entire body, including the neck, shoulders and spine. In addition to residual muscle pain or soreness as a result of a direct blow to the head, usually caused during vigorous sports activity or during a professional sports game, the body in its entirety may be thrown into a state of shock as a result of the trauma to the brain caused by a concussion. 

Effects Of A Concussion

When a concussion occurs, neural tissues can become injured affecting the body’s chemical equilibrium. Due to a cascade of chemicals, the area affected can impact vital brain functions including the brain stem, cerebral cortex, and/or the cerebellum. As a result of the physical impact on the head, the body may react on impact, creating residual pain in the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, and even the hips. Since the body is best viewed from an integrative mechanical standpoint, it does a patient well to view any form of negative impact as affecting the entire body in its full scope. 

How Do I Get Help For A Concussion? 

After visiting a primary care doctor or emergency room doctor, depending on the severity of the concussion, recovering from a concussion requires rest, low-level activity, and restorative practices, often including physical therapy. At BodyPro Chiropractic And Sports Medicine, Dr. Arash Noor offers comprehensive treatment for his most impacted patients. If you have suffered a concussion and wish to regain full capacity physical ability, sports medicine practitioners like Dr. Arash Noor of Body Pro Chiropractic and Sports Medicine can create a thorough treatment plan to address the residual effects caused by a concussion. 

Making the necessary adjustments to the spine is a specialty of any professional chiropractor. What sets Dr. Arash Noor apart from other chiropractors and sports medicine professionals is his concierge-like approach to developing a comprehensive treatment plan to address any specific concerns or ailments emergent after a concussion injury. 

 

What Does Treatment Look Like? 

Sports medicine practitioner Dr. Arash Noor of Body Pro Chiropractic and Sports Medicine develops a thorough treatment plan that includes a full assessment of the body in its current state. Screening, goal-setting and health education are integrated into your physical therapy program at Body Pro Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, located on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. Dr. Arash Noor remains attentive and collaborative with any additional health professionals one may need during the sensitive time following an impactful injury like a concussion. 

Author
Dr. Arash Noor Dr. Arash Noor Dr. Arash Noor is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician who is also an Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

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