Neck Pain After Concussion

Neck Pain After Concussion

Most people associate concussion with a knock to the head, followed by feelings of grogginess and confusion that clear up after a few days. While this isn’t wrong, there is a lot more going on in our brains when we experience a concussive head injury.

A concussion temporarily disturbs brain function, which means physical and mental rest is essential. This means no sport, school or work until you’ve fully recovered. At this stage, there is no specific treatment for concussion.

Often with head trauma and concussion comes neck pain or stiffness. At SSG, we can play a role in helping this aspect of your recovery. What are the symptoms you may feel?

  • Pain, decreased range of motion and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel tender, hard or knotted
  • Pain when rocking your head from side to side of backwards and forward
  • Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards your temple and forehead

We advise you seek advice from your GP or associated sports doctor if the injury was caused by a head trauma during sports activity. We use several gentle, soft tissue and joint based techniques to increase your range of motion and blood flow to the area, whilst working to reduce your pain and stiffness.

Please book in to see one of our team to discuss your recovery and management of the musculoskeletal component of your concussion.

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