Treatment of Concussion and Neck Injuries
You don’t have to be a professional UFC fighter to suffer an injury. Every day our office sees cases of people who suffered a car accident or weekend sports injury. Sometimes, too, it can be from an accidental fall or hitting your head on something hanging too low from the ceiling. Accidents happen, that’s just part of life.
It’s important to get evaluated after these injuries because your brain health can rapidly deteriorate if you don’t. If you need treatment, it is better to start sooner rather than later. It is common to develop problems with your digestive tract following a head or neck injury because of the brain-gut connection.
Balance is influenced by three systems: The eyes, ears and muscles and joints. Eye muscles control your vison. The ears have something called the vestibular system where the anterior, horizontal and posterior canals are in the inner ear and relay messages to the brain regarding your positional awareness.
The cerebellum is the back part of the brain and even though it only makes up 10% volume of the brain, it has over 80% of the nerve cells. It receives activation from your muscles and joints.
What Kind of Therapy is Needed for Treatment of Concussion and Neck Injuries?
What kind of therapy do you need? I won’t know until I do a comprehensive neurological examination. Some patients need only vison therapy, while others need vestibular or cerebellar therapy. Often it can be a combination of all three as therapy progresses.
Our treatment plan is an intensive approach over a six-week plan. It requires your time and effort to do therapy in the office and daily at home to create plasticity, which is a term that describes rebuilding the brain. Drugs can minimize your pain and slow your brain down, but they don’t fix anything. Call 480-951-5006 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr Burdorf.
If you or a loved one know anyone that suffers with these complaints, we may be able to help you! Call my office for a complimentary consultation at 480-951-5006, or schedule your appointment here.
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.