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If you suffered from a concussion a while back but still feel some of the effects and symptoms weeks or months later, you may have post-concussion syndrome. Despite its name, PCS does not necessarily have to happen after a concussion, and PCS can follow any traumatic brain or head injury. As long as the symptoms remain after an injury, PCS is a possibility. 

The good news is that concussions and neurology are closely tied. Therefore, a neurologist can help guide you through the process of having PCS. Because PCS tends to worsen pre-existing symptoms and tack on new symptoms, it is essential to recognize the signs of this disorder as soon as possible.

The neurologists at Carolina Brain Center specialize in treating all kinds of brain and head disorders, including PCS. If you or a loved one is suffering from the destructive effects of PCS, consider reaching out to us. Read on for more on what care solutions we can offer.

Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Many of the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome are the same as those that might be associated with a typical concussion. Persistent headaches and dizziness that go beyond the usual concussion recovery time may be telling of PCS setting in. However, the symptoms of PCS often go even deeper.

PCS can have a damaging impact on the mental health of the sufferer. It is possible for PCS to cause stress, anxiety, or depression. Rapid changes in emotional health are unhealthy for both the sufferer and the people with whom they interact.

Some of the cognitive problems associated with post-concussion include:

  • Memory loss
  • Reliance on certain foods and alcohol
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Vision problems
  • Concentration issues

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Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment

When rest is not enough and symptoms continue to linger or worsen after a concussion, physical treatments are necessary for recovery. Carolina Brain Center excels in the treatment of PCS. Diagnostics and physical exams determine treatment. And since every person is different, there are no cookie-cutter treatments. Dr. Dane designs a protocol based on each individual and her extensive knowledge of how the brain works. 

Functional neurology treatments work to alleviate or reduce symptoms such as headache, dizziness, PTSD, anxiety, and cognitive dysfunction. 

Carolina Brain Center Can Help You

Carolina Brain Center can provide you with the care to fight and conquer post-concussion syndrome. Remember that the key to getting past concussion symptoms is to remain patient in your treatment and seek out that treatment with haste. The best preventative measure you can take against PCS is to identify your concussion symptoms as early as possible.

We offer a number of innovative care options, including our GyroStim and HBOT services. You can learn more about these options and more by visiting our website. Call Carolina Brain Center directly for more information about our solutions.