What You Need to Know About Head Injuries

Though not always visible and sometimes seemingly minor, a head injury is very complex. Here are the top five takeaways from our presentation to the Dent Concussion Support Group earlier this month:

  • Concussion-like symptoms of headaches and dizziness may be due to a neck injury instead of a brain injury, especially if it’s been more than two weeks since the incident.
  • Whiplash is one of the most common types of neck injury. The best way to recover from whiplash is to move the neck as soon as possible and avoid neck collars.
  • Some neck strains will damage the ligaments in the upper neck and cause instability, which is potentially dangerous to the spinal cord.
  • Most problems affecting the neck after a concussion, including pain, headaches, and dizziness, can be easily treated through postural corrections, corrective exercises, and manual treatment.
  • After a head injury, it’s a good idea to see a qualified health professional if your symptoms persist for a long time because there’s much that can be done.

A physical therapist can help you with your post-concussion treatment. For more information, please visit us at www.sptny.com or contact us at info@sptny.com.