Chiropractic Care in Hollywood, FL for Head and Brain Trauma
For many people, discussing head and brain trauma is a delicate subject. The brain, when working properly, is not thought about. Most people take for granted the way the body and mind work together to multi-task, following a complicated thought process or to even read this information. However, following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) the brains processing does not function at its best and you may see this as an inability to complete a thought or a simple task such as brushing your teeth. Of course, your symptoms depend on the location and severity of the injury, but many who suffer concussions, do not always notice the limiting effects of this condition. Dr. Dewberry wants you to understand TBI's be able to identify symptoms and also to learn about our chiropractic approach to healing head and brain trauma.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI's occur when you receive an intense blow to the head. This can be a fall, a collision with another athletic player, during an auto accident or an injury at work in which something penetrates your head. If you have received an impact on the head, we ask that you get evaluated immediately by Dr. Dewberry to determine the extent of your injuries. Other than pain in the head or neck, other TBI symptoms include:
- Confusion or dizziness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness even for a few seconds
- Extreme fatigue or sleeping more than typical
- Mood changes or feelings of depression or anxiety
- Sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells
The more severe the injury, the more intense your symptoms and others may include bleeding from the ears or black eyes, depending on the location of the injury. You may also notice the inability to think clearly or a "zoned out" feeling. These symptoms require immediate treatment to avoid lasting TBI concerns.
Chiropractic Care for TBI
Our Hollywood, the chiropractor, Dr. Dewberry, evaluates your TBI and determines the best care to aid your recovery. Dr. Dewberry uses gentle chiropractic adjustments to promote a healthy alignment of your neck and back to allow for better circulation and nerve signal flow to your head. He also teaches you corrective exercises that may help restore your balance and brain functions. In addition, we work with you on lifestyle changes such as ways to improve restorative sleep, optimal computer height positioning and a reprieve from athletic activities until your injury has healed. Dr. Dewberry uses nutritional counseling to support your body in its healing efforts.
Contact Us Today for Care for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can happen at any age. Babies are at risk of a TBI if they are shaken or take a fall. Children are at risk from playground accidents, fights or auto accidents. Adults are also at risk due to falls, accident, violence or job-related concerns. Fortunately, our Hollywood chiropractor, Dr. Dewberry is certified in traumatology and whiplash treatment to provide you with the most up-to-date care for TBI's. Please reach out to us as soon as possible after a head injury by calling 954-964-6000.