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Concussion Diagnosis and Management in Sarnia

Hands on woman's neck and headIf you believe you may have sustained a concussion, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, because the prognosis for concussions improves significantly when the time between the injury and receiving care is very short.

What to Expect

Before your appointment, we send out a few questionnaires that you can email back to us. When you come in for the visit, we’ll have you complete our forms, and our chiropractor will sit down with you to obtain a thorough health history, injury history, and discuss your symptoms. A physical exam is conducted, and a diagnosis will be made, along with the type of concussion.

At this point, your doctor will offer initial advice and education on how to move forward, and if necessary, further testing will be conducted. You’ll receive reassurance, a full diagnosis, and an explanation of the suggested course of care going forward.

How Do I Know It’s a Concussion?

Our clinic assesses all five areas of potential concussion symptoms:

  1. Neck pain
  2. Visual and vestibular system
  3. Metabolism
  4. Psychological
  5. The neck itself

Dr. Erin White determines what kind of treatment is necessary, whether at home or in the clinic, after conducting a thorough assessment. Typical concussion symptoms include head pain, neck pain, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, memory issues, and loss of consciousness.

Concussions are treatable, and often result in a full recovery. The sooner attention and diagnosis happens, the less chance for further trouble. Erin spends considerable time discussing that topic, and doing concussion education talks.

It’s important to note that 50% of concussions in sports are not recognized or reported. Any concerns, even if no symptoms are evident, need to be assessed or addressed as soon as possible to avoid long-lasting issues.

The Choice Is Yours

While any healthcare provider certified in concussion management can manage concussions, it’s just a matter of personal preference. At our clinic, we provide chiropractic care for whiplash symptoms, which involves injuries to the neck and often the upper back.

If you have suffered from a concussion, please do not hesitate to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Our chiropractic services provide thorough assessments and personalized care plans to help manage your symptoms and ensure a full recovery. Contact us today!


Concussion Diagnosis and Management Sarnia ON | (519) 332-4222