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Injuries and Concussion

The repercussions of any head injury whether big or small can be life altering if no treated quickly and appropriately. Sometimes concussions present obvious and instant symptoms like passing out, vomiting, or vision impairment and some do not present at all. The severity of the head injury, along with any past injury all play into how long the recovery period could be and what treatments should be followed.

Rest is the most appropriate way to allow your brain to recover from a concussion. This is an extremely important remedy to take, as with any physical injury, the muscle (in this case your brain) needs time to rest so it can heal. This means avoiding general physical stress, including sports, vigorous house work, possibly driving and working on the computer, and any other demanding or vigorous activities, until you have no symptoms.

Evidence is emerging that some people who have had multiple concussions over the course of their lives are at greater risk of developing lasting, and even progressive, impairment that limits their ability to function.

Sean deals with a multitude of novice and professional athletes so his experience with concussions is quite vast. Using a variety of Neurological, cognitive, and physical tests he will be able to assess and score you concussion and determine the appropriate method of treatment. Often Craniosacral treatment is effective at helping to eliminate symptoms and promote healing, other Osteopathic techniques will also be applied to ensure your recovery is complete before you return to normal activities.