Holistic Treatment for Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells. Many people who are involved in a motor vehicle accident may suffer from a concussion, whiplash, and/or traumatic brain injury.
A concussion can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects, which can last for years (if not a lifetime) if not treated. Mild symptoms may include headaches, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, problems with speech, dizziness or loss of balance. Sensory problems may also arise, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, changes in the ability to smell, and sensitivity to light or sound.
A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury could also cause cognitive, behavior, and mental symptoms including memory or concentration issues, mood changes or mood swings, feeling depressed or anxious, sleep difficulty, or being in a state of disorientation for a period of time.
If you believe you have a concussion or TBI, please consult with your doctor prior to getting any alternative, holistic treatments. Your doctor may order imaging tests, such as MRI or CT scans – to make sure there’s no bruising or bleeding in the brain.
If you have already been diagnosed with any type of head injury and have been medically cleared to receive manual therapy treatments, we would recommend booking the following sessions, which are specifically intended to support concussion, whiplash, and TBI symptoms.
Our hands-on, manual therapy treatments are gentle and focus on balancing the various structures of the brain, increasing cerebrospinal fluid, supporting the release of any trauma held in the tissues of the body, and providing overall support for the gut-brain axis.
If you were diagnosed with or suffer from PTSD symptoms as a result of your concussion or traumatic brain injury, your practitioner may recommend a combo of all the services recommended above. If you experienced any impact on the thoracic or abdominal regions of your body (seat belt injury, etc) during a motor vehicle accident, your practitioner may also incorporate Visceral Manipulation into the treatment.
My manual therapy studio is located in South Asheville. Click on the “Book” button on the top menu to schedule your appointment, or visit the location page to get in touch with me directly.