What is Dysautonomia?
Dysautonomia is simply a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. There are two branches: sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and parasympathetic (“rest and digest”). These branches are in the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous systems. Therefore, there are many possible areas of damage, especially following a concussion or whiplash injury. Concussions can cause a variety of symptoms and most of them are related to autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
What are the Symptoms of Dysautonomia?
As a chiropractic neurologist, what I can offer you is a therapy that does not involve a drug, but your time and effort performing a variety of brain based neurological exercises. The opportunity to heal after an injury involves activation of the visual, vestibular, or cerebellar systems with these exercises. The treatment from one patient to the next may vary based on the examination findings. Schedule a complimentary consultation with me here or call 480-951-5006.
Reference: Pertab JL, Merkley TL, Cramond AJ, Cramond K, Paxton H, Wu T. Concussion and the autonomic nervous system: An introduction to the field and the results of a systematic review. NeuroRehabilitation. 2018;42(4):397-427.
Treating the root cause of your condition, not just your symptoms, is the fastest way to recovery and is the best way to obtain optimal health and wellness.