That’s a big number. In this case, it is the number of
concussion in the USA in a year. Sadly, as many as 50% of those concussions go
unreported. Sports with the highest incidence of concussions are football,
hockey, rugby, soccer and basketball. Female athlete concussion incidence is
higher than their male counterparts. (1,2) Interesting. Regardless of the
gender of Ashburn concussion patients, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn makes itself aware of such
conditions as concussion to effectively manage and co-manage the patient back
to health and sport. Ashburn chiropractic care may well be an
effective tool in the care of concussion and recovery from concussion.
Awareness of concussion in sports – youth to professional – is
growing as it should. It’s not in the best interest of the athlete to tough it
out and keep playing. Long term, that is not a good plan for a healthy life. Doctors
like those at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn are sensitive to the seriousness of concussion
and offer gentle, observant, conservative care to our Ashburn
concussion patients seeking care.
What type of care is really important in post-concussion
recovery? Self-care that includes these elements (2,3):
- Rest. Why? Rest allows the brain to heal.
- Time. Why? It takes time to heal.
- Patience. Why? It takes time and rest to heal.
Chiropractors see concussion patients on the field and in the clinic. If ever a
concussion is suspected, a thorough evaluation of the athlete is important. (4)
A study of certified sports chiropractors reports that they believe strongly
that heath care providers with specific training in concussion should perform a
concussion evaluation. (5) Another study of chiropractors who care for
pediatric patients reports that overall patient safety rating score shows that
83% of such chiropractors see their care as “very good” or “excellent”. (6) One review of chiropractic care of
concussion articles found that no adverse outcomes are reported with
chiropractic care. (7) A newly published case report shares that a 14 year old
hockey player’s concussion recovery was enhanced with chiropractic care. He was
able to return to play, and his neurocognitive testing scores had improved. (8)
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn certainly approaches the care of a patient with concussion
cautiously and gently.
If concussion affects you or a loved one, don’t ignore the
symptoms. Get help right away from a Ashburn concussion doctor. Get
an evaluation done. Do what is recommended to recover before heading back to
the field. Contact Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to be a part of your post-concussion
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