When a person gets a concussion they injure their brain, and you can’t injure your brain without injuring your neck, they are connected! Scottie “took a header” over the handles of his mountain bike. He was left with chronic headaches, neck pain, fatigue, brain fog, and loss of balance: all classic signs of post-concussion syndrome. Now after a few months of gentle upper cervical chiropractic care he is back to bike riding, working and being able to be present with his family.
The post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a common sequelae of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the most common symptoms include headache, dizziness, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and cognitive impairment among others. Loss of consciousness does not have to occur for PCS to develop, and it is estimated that anywhere from 30-80% of mTBI or TBI patients develop PCS symptoms.