Concussion (commotio cerebri) is a condition where there is a disturbed brain function due to a mechanical impact. This can be a striking or blow to the head. At concussion is there is usually no direct injury to take on, for example, where an MRI or CT scan.

In approximately 10% of the cases cause a small bleeding or bruising. With a concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) occurs in many cases (short) memory loss and loss of consciousness.

Immediately after the accident, often the following occurs:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Having trouble finding the right words
  • Sensitive to light and sound
  • Concentration problems
  • Balancing problems

Most of the people with a concussion is symptom free after a few weeks. A fair number (20-30%) continues with long lasting symptoms light down after traumatic brain injury. For these persistent symptoms is often little understanding, both doctors and in the environment of the patient.

However, there is a well-defined diagnosis for these symptoms and there can be spoken by a post-concussie syndrome (PCS). PCS is defined herein in the presence of three or more of the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Easily irritated
  • Insomnia
  • Concentration problems
  • Memory problems

In recent years quite done some research on the predictability of developing PCS. From various studies is that falls within a week of the accident to determine whether there is increased risk of development of PCS is.

Within functional neurology, the aim is to bring as many of these different facets in a customized targeted treatment. This will include the following items for PCS:

  • Training in eye motion
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Nutritional advice
  • Gradual training load
  • Cognitive training

It may be important to perform spinal corrections, but may also be unilateral (unilateral) exercises are given.