Concussions Treatments in Philadelphia, PA
Concussions happen when the head hits or is hit by something, or when sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head occurs. When someone has a concussion , brain cells can be injured causing chemical changes that disturb the way the brain normally works. Some people with concussions recover quickly, but some have symptoms (such as headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, irritability) that last for days or weeks.
How is a Concussion Diagnosed?
A concussion is diagnosed when an individual experiences – for at least one minute – headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, balance problems, fatigue or irritability. Imaging studies can help rule out other possible causes and are normally only necessary if the diagnosis is in doubt.
Conventional treatment of a concussion involves rest, painkillers and watchful waiting.
A more integrative approach includes the use of other modalities to assist the body as it heals from the concussion. Not only can one suffer from ligament and muscle strain from physical trauma, but there often can be a balance disturbance as a result of injury to the body’s vestibular symptoms as well. The use of acupuncture as well as osteopathic manipulation is useful to address headaches, muscle strain, as well as balance disturbances involved in concussion.
Proper nutrition is also key to proper healing. This involves a combination of a healthy diet prescribed by a functional medicine practitioner, as well as supplementation. Intravenous nutrition with Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, B vitamins, and Glutathione can also greatly enhance a recovery program.
If you or someone you know has experienced a concussion, make a visit with a Meeting Point Health provider
How We Can Help
At Meeting Point Health, we have the tools to help people recover from their concussion and continue living a comfortable life. We conduct impact assessments to gauge the severity of your concussion, as well as supplementation so your brain can begin healing as soon as possible. Osteopathic care and IV therapy are also available options for those interested.
Typically once per week
All of our orthopedic treatments usually require no downtime. We recommend no NSAIDS, ice, or heavy lifting before and after treatment to encourage recovery.
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