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Post-concussion & Vertigo

Post-concussion

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A concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, is a condition that occurs when the brain experiences trauma from a direct or indirect blow to the head, like from a fall, car accident, or sports injury. When a concussion occurs, you may experience dizziness, headaches, difficulty concentrating, balance deficits, and fatigue.

How Can PT Help?

Seeing a physical therapist within seven days of injury can rapidly accelerate recovery. Your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to assess your neck, balance, and vision, and create a personalized treatment regimen to reduce your headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. So, whether you were injured playing a sport or from a fall, come to Lucas Therapies to get back to the things you love!

Vertigo

About

Vertigo is a broad term for a number of conditions resulting in dizziness and balance deficits. Conditions that can cause vertigo-like symptoms include cervicogenic headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, ear infections, post-concussion syndrome, Meniere’s disease, and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV.

How Can PT Help?

The most common form of vertigo is BPPV. This condition is caused when the crystals of the inner ear shift out of their normal alignment causing a “spinning” sensation, balance deficits, and nausea. When you see your Physical Therapist, a thorough evaluation will be performed to assess the cause of your vertigo. In most situations, treatment will consist of using a technique known as the Epley’s maneuver to realign the crystals and get you back to normal.

So next time you experience dizziness, come on down to Lucas Therapies to get yourself back to doing the things you love.

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