Concussion Treatment in Vaughan
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A concussion is an injury that occurs when the brain collides with the skull, stretching and damaging brain cells or creating chemical changes in the brain, causing impairment. Some common causes of concussions include extensive shaking of the head, a fall that jolts the head, a car accident, a sports accident etc. The condition could be quite common among people who play contact sports such as football, hockey or soccer.
Symptoms of a concussion
Brain injuries such as concussions affect people differently and have three stages: Mild, Moderate and Severe. While mild concussions can have minimal symptoms, a severe concussion could be dangerous and even life-threatening.
The following are signs and symptoms that indicate it’s crucial to get to an emergency room to be evaluated:
- Repeated vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
- Worsening or lingering headache
- One pupil larger than the other
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to light
- Weakness or numbness
- Decreased coordination
- Unusual behaviour
- Increased confusion
- Agitation or restlessness
- Loss of consciousness
- Drowsiness or inability to wake up
How Can Osteopathic Treatments Help Recover From A Concussion?
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is a set of manual techniques to treat many conditions, including concussion and post-concussion syndrome. These techniques include adjustments of the cranial bones that are frequently affected by the concussion, myofascial release and gentle joint adjustments. At Osteoklinika our unique integrative approach to treating concussion cases aims to alleviate symptoms while addressing deeper issues. Our therapy includes manual osteopathic techniques, massage, and low-intensity laser therapy.
Osteopathy can help manage your symptoms by improving the functions of cranio sacral system and improving blood circulation around the brain. Gentle adjustments to the upper cervical spine improve functions of the dura mater relieving concussion symptoms.
Soft Tissue Techniques
Massage and myofascial release techniques can also help relieve tension that builds up in the neck and head muscles after a concussion while improving blood circulation in the muscles. Once the blood flow returns to the area, symptoms often subside.
Laser therapy initiates pain relief, which targets tissues to increase circulation, helps resolve inflammation, and regenerates damaged tissues caused by injury.
Benefits of post-concussion treatment using manual osteopathy
Treatments can help improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage, which can help reduce inflammation and promote healing in the brain after a concussion.
Pain and Headache relief associated with concussions.
Improved range of motion
Restoration of normal range of motion in the neck, which can be limited after a concussion.
Reduced muscle tension
Help reduce muscle tension and spasms that can occur after a concussion.
Improved balance and coordination
Osteopathy can help improve proprioception, which is the body’s ability to sense its position in space. This can help improve balance and coordination, which can be affected after a concussion.
how long is the treatment plan for post-concussion recovery?
The number of osteopathic sessions required will depend on the severity of your concussion severity and the individual response to the treatment. Our goal is to treat people within five weeks however, many people experience significant improvement after just one or two sessions.
Effectiveness Of Osteopathy In Treating Concussions
Several reports in medical journals have shown the effectiveness of osteopathy in treating concussions.
- A 2020 study published in the National Library of Medicine reported that osteopathic manipulative treatment was very effective for a patient who was in a motor vehicle collision and suffered a concussion.
- A 2017 study in the Osteopathic Family Physician journal found that after only one treatment, there were immediate improvements in the symptom rating of athletic patients who had a concussion.
- One study in the journal Medical Acupuncture in 2017 involved former National Football League players who suffered years of head injuries. After 10 treatments, the men showed significant improvement from osteopathic treatment.
choose osteopathic care at osteoklinika
Are you suffering from a concussion injury or traumatic brain injury? This painful condition can affect your quality of life, and if not taken care of, may affect you for years to come.
At our osteopathic clinic, we understand what it feels like to have the symptoms you are experiencing and offer a unique osteopathic treatment to help alleviate the symptoms and restore health. We believe in treating the underlying causes of pain rather than focusing on the symptoms.
Every osteopathic treatment protocol for a patient with a concussion is patient and injury specific. Some patients may require weekly sessions while others require two sessions per week. Our goal is to treat patients within five weeks. However, like in the studies cited, you may experience significant improvement after only one or two treatments.
Call now to schedule your initial consultation!