If you suffer a concussion and you suffer from symptoms from that concussion that last seven to 10 days afterwards, but sometimes last for months or even a year, you are likely suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). The best way to know if those recent headaches or other possible symptoms of PCS are that is to think back and try to remember if you did suffer from a concussion.
Post Concussion Syndrome and Headaches
As we mentioned, one such symptom of PCS are headaches, which usually manifest themselves as migraine headaches or tension headaches. The difference is that the pain of a tension headache is a more mild to moderate widespread pain than most other types of headaches. The pain of a migraine headache is an intense, throbbing pain that only happens in a small, isolated region of the brain.
Knowing that is important because there is a misunderstanding that a person needs to have been knocked unconscious in order for their head trauma to be a concussion. That’s not true. It’s not even true that a person needs to have suffered a blow to the head to suffer from a concussion. A person may experience this type of injury if they are shaken violently.
Though, whatever the scenario, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, as those symptoms are usually the result of a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. That misalignment is the result of an upper neck injury that caused an irritation to the nerves in your brain. That irritation can trigger neurological pain and that pain can become one or more of many types of disorders.
Here are some symptoms of PCS you should be aware of
Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Loss of concentration and memory
- Noise and light sensitivity
Your Neck and Post-Concussion Syndrome
Whether you suffer from PCS or not, if you recently suffered from a concussion, it is important that an upper cervical chiropractor examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments. A misalignment of your upper cervical spine can cause miscommunication between your brain and body and nerve damage, as well as you will not receive the right amount of oxygen, and the list of negative effects goes on. Those can last for weeks, months, or even years; and it is possible they may never subside.
That is unless you take back control of your health and seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor.
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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at 1stplacechiropractic.com.