Post Concussion Syndrome and Whiplash
A concussion is another term for a traumatic brain injury that occurs following a blow to the head. Concussed patients can have persistent symptoms such as headaches, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, irritability, and brain fatigue. These symptoms can last for months after injury. Specific manual therapy techniques and strengthening of the upper part of the neck may help reduce or eliminate symptoms.
Whiplash is similar in that it can include symptoms of a concussion (brain bruise or injury) along with sequelae of spinal injuries in the neck. Evaluating all of the contributing factors is critical to full and functional recovery following any whiplash injury.