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It’s not just a bump on the head

Dr. Rochelle Bien & Dr. Michael Goldstein

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Concussions are usually caused by a blow to the head from contact sports, auto accidents or a fall. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but most do not.  Immediate symptoms can include headache, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, drowsiness, blurry vision, balance and coordination issues. Long term symptoms may include sleep disturbances, concentration and memory issues, sensitivity to light and noise, depression, irritability and issues with taste and smell.

Jack H. presented to our office after a collision on the football field. He hit his head pretty hard and was removed from the game pending an exam by the trainer. He was sent for a CT scan and was diagnosed with a concussion.  Jack was told to rest, reduce screen time and stay in a dark room until he felt better. His mom became concerned when Jack’s school work started to suffer and his focus and concentration started to fail. Over time he went to his PCP and was told that these things take time. Jack reported that he was having trouble sleeping and complained of daily headaches which Advil did not resolve.  That is when she decided to bring Jack in to our office to be evaluated.

Upon exam it was confirmed that Jack was still experiencing long term symptoms of his concussion. He was put on a program of care including Chiropractic adjustments, NIS( neurological integrative systems) work, and supplements to reduce the inflammation in the brain and the body. Within a short time Jack’s symptoms started to resolve and within 3 months he was back to himself and back playing sports.

If you need help to recover from a concussion don’t hesitate to call The Holistic Center at Bristol Square (508)660-2722, located at 1426 Main Street, Walpole,MA.


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