Concussions in Missoula MT

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When you think of a concussion in Missoula MT, you typically associate it with immediate symptoms such as possible loss of consciousness and head pain. However, it's important to understand that other symptoms can persist for days, weeks, months, and even years. The key to reducing the severity and duration of these symptoms is to seek care as soon as possible. This is where Precision Chiropractic serving Missoula MT and the surrounding region, can assist you.

What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is an injury that occurs when you experience a blow to the head, often due to trauma from an assault, car accident, fall, or being struck by a falling object. Such an injury can cause your brain to move and potentially twist within your skull, leading to damage or stretching of brain cells. During this process, your brain may release certain chemicals.

Missoula MT Concussion Symptoms

While some individuals may experience immediate symptoms such as headaches after a concussion, others may not develop any signs until up to 72 hours later. Fortunately, even if you don't initially display symptoms, it's still possible to detect a concussion early and begin treatment promptly. Therefore, we strongly recommend scheduling a visit with our chiropractor following a head injury.

In some cases, loss of consciousness may occur during the head injury. You may also experience slurred speech and memory impairment. Additionally, symptoms can include dizziness, headaches, mental fog, confusion, depression, mood changes, and agitation.

How Our Chiropractor Can Help

While you may typically associate chiropractors with treating back or neck pain, they can also provide valuable assistance for head pain and other symptoms following a concussion. We will begin by asking you to complete a medical history report. Our chiropractor will then inquire about the injury and the current and past symptoms you have experienced.

Next, our chiropractor will conduct tests to determine the presence of a concussion. Based on the results, a treatment plan will be tailored to aid in your recovery. This may involve neck pain stretches, as well as specialized stretches and other relevant treatments.

Contact Precision Chiropractic in Missoula MT

If you have sustained a concussion and are experiencing symptoms, Dr. Olson at Precision Chiropractic serving Missoula MT and the surrounding communities, can provide the care you need. We are dedicated to alleviating your symptoms and facilitating optimal recovery. If you suspect you have a concussion, please contact us today to schedule an appointment by calling (406) 926-1441.

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Precision Chiropractic

3700 S Russell St #115A
Missoula, MT 59801

(406) 926-1441