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Post-Concussion Migraines in Chesapeake Virginia

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If you were recently had an accident or injury involving your head or neck, and you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, there is a chance you are suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS)

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Poor concentration
  • Memory problems
  • Noise and light sensitivity

Frequently one or more of the above symptoms will first manifest themselves 7 to 10 days following the initial concussion. It is also important to note that people who suffer from concussions do not necessarily have had to have lost consciousness. At times post-concussion symptoms can develop weeks, months or even years later.

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Post-Concussion Syndrome and Headaches

Now, if you’re thinking that you’ve been experiencing pretty bad headaches since that car accident or sports related injury, there’s a chance you’re experiencing tension headaches or migraine headaches. The first type are headaches that are more mild to moderate and the pain is more widespread than most other types of common headaches. The second type is a more intense, throbbing pain that occurs in a single location of the brain.

Now, this is important to know because people who suffer from PCS usually go through their suffering because of an upper neck injury. That injury could have very well caused a misalignment of the top two vertebrae in the upper cervical spine, which consists of the top two vertebrae in the spine, and that misalignment may have caused an irritation of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

Now, that might not seem like that big of a deal, but it can trigger neurological pain that manifests itself as one of several types of disorders, including tension headaches and migraines. The good news is people suffering from tension headaches or migraines, whether due to PCS or not, can find relief through upper cervical chiropractic. That’s because this gentle and specific type of chiropractic focuses on aligning the upper cervical spine, so the brain can communicate with the body properly, thus allowing for the body to begin to heal itself.

 

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