Concussions (mTBI) and Chiropractic Treatment

People who suffer a mild-traumatic brain injury (mTBI), known as a concussion, can recover within a few weeks, or can suffer ongoing issues, known as post-concussive syndrome. Proper, immediate treatment is the key to recovering from concussions, and chiropractic care has been proven to play a big role in promoting recovery from concussions.

A study in 2021 determined that the risk for developing post-concussive symptoms increases significantly if mTBI patients have neck pain during the acute stage, the beginning stage of the concussion. The use of cervical manual therapies by a Doctor of Chiropractic can reduce the symptoms and speed recovery. Another study in 2020 showed that whether the concussion was a result of a car accident, sports injury, or something else, and whether the concussion is in the acute, subacute, or chronic stage, that chiropractic treatment with a multi-modal treatment approach is proven to be effective in all cases.

Premier Pain Management uses a multi-modal treatment approach for concussions, a combination of manual therapies, exercise training, diet and nutritional counseling, physical therapy modality applications, and more. There has also been verified results for using anti-inflammatory nutritional supplementation and limiting intake of white sugar and processed meats, as well as proper nutrition and supplements to boost brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels to repair damaged neurons and reduce the risk of neurodegeneration. More information on this can be found in Nutritional Program to Treat Concussions.

Multi-Modal Treatment Approach for Concussions and Concussion Headaches

  • Manual Therapies
  • Joint manipulation
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Massage therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Exercise training
  • Diet and nutritional counseling
  • Physical therapy modalities

Premier Pain Management provides their patients with immediate treatment for potential concussions from car accidents, sports injuries, and any other injury that may cause an mTBI. If you have been involved in a vehicle accident, Premier Paint Management also has a team of car accident lawyers to help you while you begin the process of healing.