If you’ve been in an accident, chiropractic care may be just the thing you need to start feeling more like yourself, even when the accident involves a head injury. Every year 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although the condition has become highly publicized due to its’ prevalence among boxers and football players, it affects everyday people too, including children.
A traumatic brain injury can happen any time a head injury occurs. That includes falling off a bike, slipping on an icy sidewalk, or being involved in a car accident. In each situation, the brain moves inside the skull, which bruises brain tissue and can cause many symptoms beyond a simple headache, including: altered development and changes in social function and interaction. These symptoms affect quality of life and, in children especially, developmental function.
There are very few treatments for TBI and concussion. In many cases, you simply have to wait for swelling to subside and for the brain to repair itself. This is where chiropractic care can help.
How Chiropractic Care Aids Brain Recovery
A healthy brain and nervous system maintains a constant communication loop between the brain and the rest of the body. This communication is made possible through the proper flow of cerebro-spinal fluid, which is regulated by joints in your spine and neck. If those joints or vertebrae are impeded in any way, spinal fluid levels can become off-kilter and affect brain function.
After an accident, chiropractic care can help restore proper spinal function, which restores nerve function and spinal fluid levels. Once the brain is able to receive nervous system messages and resume proper operation, it is able to heal itself more effectively.
Post-Accident Chiropractic Care From Beacon Of Life Aids Recovery
If you have been in an accident and suffered a head injury, contact Beacon of Life Chiropractic. Our chiropractic team has helped people of all ages recover from accidents and enjoy life again.
Beacon of Life Chiropractic is proud to serve the greater Valley Forge area of Pennsylvania by providing neurologically based, chiropractic care. Come visit us at our office during business hours to see how we can help with your health. Call us at 610-474-2481 to schedule an appointment.