When you have a concussion, what is the likelihood that you do NOT have a whiplash along with your concussion? Almost zero! It’s very unlikely that your neck was not affected at the same time. Since the movement of your neck affects the nerve connections up to your brain – neck treatment can clear foggy thinking, help you sleep, reduce muscle fatigue and pain – some of the most distressing aspects of concussion.
Concussion symptoms and whiplash symptoms are almost impossible to tell apart in the first 2 weeks. You can start getting gentle chiropractic adjustments and pain reducing therapy like ultrasound right away that will reduce some of the typical concussion symptoms: muscle fatigue, foggy thinking, headache, and neck pain. It is the persistence of those symptoms that identify the higher level diagnosis of concussion but the treatment from the medical side (rest and prescriptions) does nothing to restore or optimize the function of the joints, muscles and nervous system but chiropractic treatment does.
You must be examined thoroughly after a head and neck injury, after a car accident or a fall in order to identify concussion and whiplash. Then your treatment can begin immediately: your medical doctor will give you prescriptions and recommend rest but Dr. Strauss will be naturally reducing your pain and speeding your concussion recovery as well.