Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI), often called concussions, are one of the most commonly misdiagnosed or completely missed injuries following a car accident.  Symptoms may include dizziness, vision/hearing disturbance, ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, balance problems, headache, insomnia, nausea, forgetfulness, and numerous others.  A common misconception is the belief that in order to sustain a concussion or MTBI one must hit their head on something.  This is not true.  A sudden movement of the head (which happens in virtually all car accidents) is usually all that is needed to jostle your brain inside the cranium.  The resulting inflammation within your skull is what causes the symptoms.  Be sure to report all of your symptoms to your doctor after an accident because there are certain things you should do and not do to allow your body to heal properly.  If you or a loved one is injured in an auto accident, schedule an appointment at Marcum Chiropractic for expert care and treatment.  Our phone number is 503-235-7130.  We look forward to helping you!

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