Post Concussive Syndrome
For some people, weeks/months pass following head injury or concussion, and symptoms persist or even worsen. This is especially common in individuals with a past history of migraines or previous head injuries. Ongoing symptoms can include headache, dizziness, blurred vision, neck ache, mood irritability, brain fog, and fatigue. Each of these symptoms are carefully evaluated, with treatment prescribed according to your tolerance and energy levels. Specific tests are carefully chosen to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms. Exercises are prescribed for each individual, ensuring your therapy is performed in the most efficient and effective manner. The frequency of clinic visits is determined together with you, considering tolerance to activity, current schedules, travel distance to the clinic, and symptom types. This can range from twice weekly to once monthly. Manual therapy may be offered for headache, whiplash, or neck/back ache that is often associated with post concussive syndrome. This can include gentle massage, joint traction/mobilization, and stretching. All therapies are performed in a comfortable fashion, putting you at ease. Duration of therapy varies widely according to the severity and number of symptoms, and pre-existing medical conditions. Care can last a few weeks to several months.