A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head, causing the head and brain to move back and forth rapidly. This causes the brain to bounce within the skull, which can stretch and damage brain cells, stimulating chemical changes. Concussions are not usually life threatening, but should be taken seriously. Symptoms typically show up soon after injury, but the extent of the injury may not be noticeable for hours or even days. Some common symptoms include:
Dr. Rozenberg has specialized training to diagnose and care for injuries to the spine stemming from accidents and sports related injuries. Concussions are often caused by similar injuries which affect the upper cervical spine and skull, requiring chiropractic care to correct the subsequent misalignments and subluxations. One of the essential components of care for a concussion is to rest and avoid the sport or activity that caused the injury in the first place. Chiropractic care corrects the misalignments in the cervical spine that also occur during a concussion-causing head injury. This often relieves the neck pain and headaches associated with concussions, making the patient more comfortable while they rest and allow the brain to heal. Chiropractic care also improves circulation which brings essential oxygen and nutrients to the injury, stimulating the body’s natural healing ability. Chiropractic care also provides pain relief without drugs while healing the underlying injury which reduces the risk of long-term suffering or disability.
Dr. Rozenberg is certified by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego to treat injuries including mild traumatic brain injuries like concussions, whiplash, and other injuries to the head and neck. Her training involved extensive study of the physics and mechanics of automobile collisions and sports injuries to understand the movements that cause these injuries. Her study also covered the most up to date diagnostic methods and treatment approaches.