POST- CONCUSSION SYNDROME

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POST- CONCUSSION SYNDROME

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5/5
Since having this physical therapy, I feel better than I have in a long time. It is nice ‘not’ having migraines several times a week.
Shelly U.

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

  • Concussion is another term for a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • It results from the jarring of the brain from
  • a direct blow to the head, or
  • moderate to severe shaking of the head and neck.
  • Symptoms, including loss of consciousness, may occur immediately for seconds or longer.

(CONSULT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FOR A FULL ASSESSMENT.)

HOW CAN I CAN MANAGE MY POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME?

  • Rest
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid quick movements of the neck/head
  • Avoid loud sounds
  • Avoid crowded areas
  • Another injury to the head may severely impact your recovery time.
  • Protect your head by
    • wearing a seat-belt,
    • not driving under the influence,
    • not participating in contact sports,
    • being aware of surroundings.

WHAT IS POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME?

  • Post-concussion syndrome occurs when concussion symptoms persist beyond the initial injury recovery time.
  • These effects linger as the severity of the concussion symptoms reduce.

WHAT ARE SOME POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS OF POST-CONCUSSION?

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Memory issues
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Visual problems
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability

WHAT IF I CANNOT MANAGE MY POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME?

  • Symptoms may linger
  • Changes in movement patterns and behavior may result in secondary problems
    • Physical -pain and stiffness
    • Psychological

HOW CAN BALTIMORE HOLISTIC PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?

A thorough history to identify the cause(s) of your post-concussion syndrome will be taken.  Oftentimes, patients have other factors which help perpetuate the symptoms. As everything in the body is connected, the whole body will be assessed to identify the major factors involved and to remedy the situation as quickly and fully as possible.

Post-concussion syndrome has been found to have both a physical and emotional component.  The event itself shocks the body and mind. After taking a thorough history of the event that precipitated the injury, I take an integrated approach, by:

  • Reducing the actual physical damage of the blow to the head and/or shaking of the head and neck through various manual therapies.
  • Calming the body’s emotional response with visceral manipulation.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

A:  Firstly, I don’t believe in doing what didn’t work before. Many physical therapy practices approach a problem by going to the painful region. Oftentimes, this is a very temporary fix. By taking a holistic, hands-on approach, I understand that your pain may be coming from another part of the body, or even have multiple sources, including posture. By individualizing your treatment, I concentrate on healing and re-balancing the body, to manage your pain and lessen the chance of it returning. Then, I teach you how to manage your posture and movement.

A: Treatments for headaches or other pain from a recent problem will generally benefit from 2 treatment sessions for the first 2 weeks, then 1 session per week. Older conditions will benefit from 2 treatment sessions for the first week and then 1 session per week. Wellness sessions to rebalance and optimize the body for healthy aging range from a single session every month to once every six months and will be recommended on an individual basis.

A: An initial evaluation will take 1 hour. (Scar adhesion or sinus treatments only require 45 minutes.) Most follow-up treatments will be done in 30 minute sessions; multiple body areas may require 45 minutes

A: Any heavy exercise or recreational program should be done prior to the physical therapy or wellness session and then not for 24 hours after, in order for the body to adjust itself to the changes in muscle balance.

A: I will teach you techniques to perform on yourself if there is a flare-up and instruct you on proper body mechanics and ergonomics.

A: It is a facial aesthetics program of wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation using hands-on physical therapy and osteopathic techniques which may reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck. A FREE HEALTHY AGING CONSULTATION is available. See Refacée®

A: Although many patients have health insurance, Baltimore Holistic Physical Therapy does not participate with health insurances.

A: Appointments may be made in the following ways: Please call 410-665-3223 Email: Dr.Susan@baltimoreholisticpt.com