The short answer to this question is yes, you can get a concussion without hitting your head. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion occurs when your brain moves inside of your head and collides with the interior wall of your skull. A concussion is caused by a blow, bump or jolt that causes the brain to deform or shake inside your skull resulting in changes in the chemistry of the brain, and it could damage brain cells and impair brain function.
Experts estimate that 90 percent of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential. All National Football League (NFL) teams rely on DCs in varying capacities, and 77 percent of athletic trainers have referred players to a chiropractor for evaluation or treatment. You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from regular chiropractic care. At Sheppard Chiropractic, we treat patients from all walks of life, Sports (PeeWee, High School and College) and fitness levels (weekend warriors and elite athletes). Most people make the conclusion that a person visiting a chiropractor is doing so for problems with their back or neck. According to a recent study led by Dr. Simon French of the Melbourne University in Australia, most people do visit the chiropractor for these reasons. However other research is showing that people are reaching out to their D.C. for other treatments involving problems with their muscular-skeletal system, and a great deal of these patients are younger athletes.