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Your Child after the Concussion in Chesapeake Virginia

Your Child’s Sports-Related Concussion
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When it comes to sports, sustaining injuries is just a part of the game. Not every game will result in an injury for every player. But if your child play sports enough, they will sustain an injury at some point. The best way you can care for that injury is through preventative care.

That is that you can take steps to prevent those injuries from becoming worse than they need to be. That begins with stretching before games, getting proper rest, eating right, exercising, and just living a healthy lifestyle.

Though, doing all of that won’t guarantee that your child won’t experience a sports related injury, and there is a chance that that injury may cause a concussion. The truth is that a concussion may have occurred even if your child wasn’t knocked unconscious, and the symptoms that follow may only last for 15 minutes.

After that blow to your child’s head, there are steps you should take to make sure the get the best recovery possible. Here is a list of those steps you should take.

Post-Concussion Care

  1. Protect Your Child – It is important your child wear proper safety gear for that sport, as well as to ensure it’s fitted and taken care of properly.

  2. Rest – Your child should sit on the sidelines for the rest of the game. This will give the brain time to heal. If their symptoms persist in the following days, they should not resume play.

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  1. Avoid repeat concussions – These can cause brain swelling, brain damage, long-term disabilities, or death.

  2. Upper Cervical – Sometimes, a concussion can cause the brain to rattle around in the head. An upper cervical chiropractor can examine your child to determine if the collision caused a misalignment in their upper cervical spine, which are the top two vertebrae in the upper neck.

Now, we realize you want the best for your kids, but we also realize that it may be tempting to think that the best for your kids may be to encourage them to “shake it off” and keep going. No trophy, sports award, or other accolade is worth your child’s health and possibly their life.

It is important that you follow the above steps and seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. They will make any needed adjustments to your child’s upper neck vertebrae, so their body can begin to restore itself to complete health.

 

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