Concussion Specialist

The Brain Center

Lars Landers, D.C., D.I.B.C.N., D.I.B.E.

BOARD CERTIFIED NEUROLOGIST & ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC SPECIALIST LOCATED IN SOUTHBOROUGH, MA

Though considered a milder form of traumatic brain injury, a concussion can lead to serious dysfunction in the brain. Board-certified chiropractic clinical neurologist Lars Landers, DC, DIBCN, DIBE, uses multiple treatment methods to help patients recover from all types of concussions at The Brain Center in Southborough, Massachusetts. If you or a loved one suspect a concussion, call or book an appointment online today.

Concussion Q&A

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which means it affects your brain function. Effects of a concussion are usually temporary but may include headaches and problems with balance, coordination, and memory. Typically, a concussion is the result of a blow to the head.

Repeated concussions can lead to serious problems later in life, including an increased risk of disorders like Parkinson’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and mood disorders.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

Concussion symptoms can be subtle and may not appear right away. Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Clumsy movement
  • Brief loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness and balance problems
  • Sensitivity to light or noise

A concussion may cause confusion and memory problems, including an inability to recall what happened before and after the fall or blow to the head. 

How do concussions occur?

The most common causes of concussion include powerful blows to the head, such as a fall, and sudden movements, such as violent shaking and car crash injuries. Concussions are especially common among athletes who participate in contact sports, such as tackle football. 

Wearing protective equipment, such as a helmet, can help you avoid a concussion. However, this often isn’t enough. 

What treatments are available for concussions?

Your brain can heal itself, but TBIs like concussions often leave residual symptoms and challenges. The team at The Brain Center uses multiple treatment methods based on the evidence-based principles of neuroplasticity to help you rehabilitate and restore the highest level of brain function possible. Neuroplasticity is your brain’s capacity to form new connections.

The first step is to locate the precise area of injury with a thorough neurological exam. Then, the team at The Brain Center creates an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs. This typically includes a full course of neurological rehabilitation activities and therapies. 

For a conservative approach to concussion treatment that focuses on long-term improvement, call The Brain Center, or book an appointment online today.