That’s a big number. In this case, it reflects 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 Vancouver concussion patients, Vancouver Spine Care Centre makes itself aware of such
conditions as concussion to effectively manage and co-manage the patient back
to health and sport. Vancouver 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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre are sensitive to the seriousness of concussion
and offer gentle, observant, conservative care to our Vancouver
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.
Doctors of chiropractic do see patients with concussions,
sometimes at sports events and sometimes in clinical practice. 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)
Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 Vancouver concussion doctor. Get
an evaluation done. Do what is recommended to recover before heading back to
the field. Contact Vancouver Spine Care Centre to be a part of your post-concussion