4 Things To Know About Concussions in Cape Coral

4 Things to Know About Concussions in Cape Coral

Chiropractic Cape Coral FL 4 Things To Know About Concussions

Concussions in Cape Coral are more well-known and talked about now than they used to be, but there is still a lot to know about this complex head injury! Contact sports, car accidents, and fall incidents are likely to lead to a concussion, especially if your head takes a direct hit or is violently shaken. At Experience Health & Wellness Center, we take concussions very seriously because they can affect people in a lot of different ways. If you’ve been diagnosed with a concussion or wonder whether or not you have a concussion, here are four things you might not already know.

4 Things you might not know about concussions in Cape Coral

  1.  A concussion is a traumatic brain injury.
    There are several types of traumatic brain injuries, but a concussion is the most common example. While you might think calling it a traumatic brain injury sounds a bit too serious for a mild concussion where you just have some painful headaches, there is a lot more going on inside your body than just that! When you get a traumatic brain injury, that means your brain has been jostled so strongly that it has actually come in contact with your skull. This can cause bruising, swelling, and even bleeding on the brain. It is important to take it seriously and monitor the effects of any concussion, no matter the severity.
  2. A concussion doesn’t just cause physical symptoms.
    The physical symptoms of a concussion are more well-known: pain, headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, and nausea. However, a concussion can also affect your cognitive abilities and even your emotions. Other symptoms of a concussion include feeling disoriented after the accident, having trouble focusing, and even irritability or depression.
  3. A concussion can affect your memory of the accident.
    If you black out after the head injury occurs then you may experience some memory loss about the accident itself. It can be helpful to have someone who witnessed the accident to help fill in the gaps and describe what they saw so you and your doctor can get a better understanding of how the head injury has affected you.
  4. Chiropractic can help you heal faster.
    Chiropractic care is a natural and effective way to help you heal and recover from a concussion. Dr. Omar Clark is a Cape Coral chiropractor who can assess the injury and identify any upper cervical misalignments and use gentle, safe techniques to restore proper function and communication from your brain to the rest of your body. Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on the top part of your spine and where it connects your nervous system to the brain. The force of your accident and swelling in the area can cause a misalignment in any part of your neck and Dr. Omar Clark can help. Upper cervical chiropractic care promotes healing from a concussion by restoring proper communication and improves the flow of oxygen-rich blood, which promotes healthy healing.

If you are in the Cape Coral area, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Omar Clark at Experience Health & Wellness Center and learn more about how upper cervical chiropractic care can help you experience true healing from a concussion.


Moreau, W.J., Nabhan, D.C., Walden, T. “Sport Concussion Knowledge and Clinical Practices: A Survey of Doctors of Chiropractic with Sports Certification.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2015 Sep; 14(3); 169-175. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4685183

Shane, E.R., Pierce, K.M., Gonzalez, J.K., Campbell, N.J. “Sports Chiropractic Management of Concussions Using the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 2 Symptom Scoring, Serial Examinations, and Graded Return to Play Protocol: A Retrospective Case Series.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2013 Dec; 12(4): 252-259. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3838718

9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

By Appointment Only


Experience Health & Wellness Center

2378 Surfside Boulevard A133
Cape Coral, FL 33991

(239) 205-3700