Post Concussion Syndrome is a group of symptoms commonly experienced in people who have experienced a concussion (suspected or confirmed). It often includes symptoms such as headaches or migraines, dizziness, light/noise sensitivity, ringing in the ears, or blurred vision. These symptoms often persist long after the concussive event and can be accompanied by other cognitive disruptions like a decreased ability to focus attention and short term memory problems.
Athletes are commonly affected by these symptoms, especially those participating in collision sports such as football, hockey, and rugby, but have also been reported in soccer players and athletes in any sport where incidental physical contact occurs.
Many people who suffer from Post Concussion Syndrome suffer additionally with depression, as there is no generally accepted medical treatment for the effects of concussion.
We have had good success in evaluating and treating post-concussion athletes and have, in many cases, helped to achieve a significant improvement (and even resolution) in many of these symptoms by evaluating the upper cervical spine and addressing dysfunction we find there.