On the whole, concussions are a fairly common injury. Americans sustain roughly 3.8 million concussions per year, and they are usually the result of sport or other recreational activity accidents. But while concussions are common, they can lead to some very serious side effects. Post-concussion syndrome, or PCS, is a disorder that can last for up to months after the concussion occurs. Because PCS causes chronic headaches and dizziness, it can make your everyday life much more difficult. Luckily, there are ways to treat PCS, and they start with physical therapy.
What are the symptoms of PCS?
In addition to headaches and dizziness, as mentioned before, PCS can also cause behavioral side effects, such as irritability, anxiety, stubbornness, and combativeness. At a certain point, you may even experience a level of memory loss.
How does physical therapy treat PCS?
Physical therapy can help improve your symptoms by working to restore safe mobility (to combat dizziness) and general conditioning and strengthening will help you regain regular control over your muscles. Relaxation techniques associated with physical therapy can also work to improve the symptoms of your PCS.
Life Fitness Physical Therapy White Marsh is here to help you maintain an active lifestyle that’s truly healthy for your body. By developing your physical fitness, you will have an easier time keeping yourself fit and lean. The ultimate goal of our Life Fitness Physical Therapists is to help our patients reduce their pain, restore energy, prevent falls and improve physical function/ mobility.
Life Fitness Physical Therapy White Marsh and other Maryland Physical Therapy locations are open for you to start and maintain a healthy fitness routine.
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