Treating a Head Injury After an Accident
An Orlando auto accident impacts personal health and well-being. In many cases, the accident leads to a head injury or whiplash that causes pain, headaches and even damage to the brain. While the severity of the injury can vary, you want to address a concussion with professional care to ensure that you heal and recover from the injury.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion refers to a type of head injury that causes the brain to shake in the skull. It is usually caused by an injury to the head, such as a fall or hitting your head on the steering wheel during an accident. Whiplash, or the sudden back and forth movement of your head, can also contribute or cause a concussion in certain auto accidents.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion depend on the severity of the injury; however, certain symptoms occur in many situations. Common signs of the head injury include:
- Unconsciousness immediately after the injury
- Headaches or feeling pressure in your head
- Dissociation, or feeling that you are in a fog and cannot concentrate
- Nausea or vomiting
- Memory loss, particularly in relation to an Orlando auto accident or the situation that caused the injury
- Ringing ears
Injuries to your head are not always immediately obvious. It can take a few hours to a few days to notice the symptoms; however, you should always seek medical care and treatment when you notice signs of a concussion or whiplash since it can cause long-term health concerns if you do not treat the injury.
Chiropractic Care for Concussions
Our Orlando chiropractor offers the skills and tools to help address the injuries and encourage healing. Chiropractic care focuses on healing the neck and spine, which in turn helps the brain recover from injuries and accidents.
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic treatments for the neck focus on improving alignment, reducing pressure and ensuring that the spine functions appropriately. Injuries to the head or neck contribute to health concerns and actually interfere with the nervous system because it limits communication. During chiropractic treatment, overall health in the nervous system improves. The improved function in the nervous system allows the brain to gradually heal and recover. The treatment also helps with soft tissue injuries and whiplash so that the body recovers.
Recovering and Healing
Recovering from an accident starts with appropriate treatment. Our Orlando chiropractor at Pavlik Health and Wellness focuses on the underlying causes of your injuries and uses technological tools to evaluate the extent of your injuries, such as taking an x-ray to ensure that the injury did not damage your skull or other bones. We develop a personalized plan of action based on your injuries so that you heal and recover.
Injuries from an auto accident raise concerns about your health and the future. Although an injury can seem small, you never want to ignore injuries or wounds to the head. For more information about auto injuries and treatment solutions, contact us today by calling our injury care hotline (407) 423-4761.