Concussion Relief 2018-02-14T17:47:07+00:00

Concussion / Post-Concussion Syndrome & NUCCA

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Researchers Find Link Between Head Injury and Neck Injury

NUCCA and Concussion

UB’s Researcher John Leddy has found it difficult to distinguish concussion injury from neck injury based on symptoms alone.

Post-concussion symptoms and upper neck injury symptoms are nearly identical.  Simply getting checked for this problem will identify if your symptoms are correctable with this safe and gentle correction.

“I think a lot of practitioners listen to the symptoms and just chalk it up to concussion, but if they also examined the neck in these people, they might discover that a neck injury is involved and that’s a treatable problem.”

John Leddy, Clinical Director of Orthopaedics, University of Buffalo
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What Happened During Your Concussion

Concussion injuries can be divided into two categories, the primary brain injury and the secondary brain injury. The primary brain injury is the injury that was sustained during the traumatic event (car accident, sports injury, fall, etc.).  The secondary brain injury is a result of the structural damage to the upper neck which alters brain health and function.  These changes affects blood flow, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow, and often leads to symptoms including:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neck Pain
  • Vertigo / Dizziness
  • Brain Fog
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Changes
  • Difficulty Concentrating
Concussion and NUCCA
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A Blood Flow & CSF Flow Problem

Advances in MRI studies have allowed researchers to study changes in brain blood flow and CSF flow in concussion sufferers.  The image clearly shows blood flow blockage as it exits the brain.  What happens next is a buildup of waste unable to drain.  This is similar to a backup in your plumbing.  When the waste cannot drain, there will be a buildup of toxins and pressure surrounding the brain.  Pressure inside the head is called intracranial pressure which alters brain function, leading to neurological symptoms including post-concussion syndrome.  The waste must be allowed to flush before symptoms can diminish.

Research Proves NUCCA Effectiveness

National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) recently performed research studying the effectiveness of the NUCCA correction at removing misalignment of the Upper Cervical Spine and the influences this has on blood flow and CSF flow from the brain.  The study showed that after only 8 weeks, patients had significant increased in flow in and out of the brain.

This increase in flow meant:

  • Backup of waste was being drained
  • Brain was getting more oxygen
  • Pressure on the brain was eliminated
  • Symptoms were finally able to reduce

NUCCA May Be The Missing Link To Your Concussion

NUCCA has developed a very precise, gentle and sophisticated procedure to correct misalignment in the upper neck without any twisting or popping!  This restores flow to and from the brain, allowing post-concussion symptoms to reduce naturally.

NUCCA Chiropractors frequently find a significant upper neck misalignment in those who have suffered a trauma to the head or neck.  To see if your post-concussion symptoms are stemming from this same problem, visit your New Jersey NUCCA Chiropractor.  Consultations are complimentary and will allow your doctor to identify if an upper cervical spinal misalignment is the cause.

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