BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westminster chiropractor Dr. Randy Snyder of Lifetime Health and Wellness is calling for more prompt treatment for concussion victims. According to Dr. Snyder, both children and adults can suffer long-term health consequences from concussive head trauma, including headaches, brain fog, cognitive disorders, vision disturbances, memory lapses and mental health struggles. He adds that these problems can be reduced or avoided with prompt treatment. Dr. Snyder says that chiropractic cranial adjustments have been very successful at alleviating concussions, adding that seeking prompt treatment after head injuries of any kind is crucial to preventing symptoms.
"It's hard to ignore the news about concussions in athletes and in injured troops, but that's just one part of the whole story," says Dr. Snyder. "Traumatic head injuries happen in car accidents, when kids fall on the playground—babies can even experience head trauma during a difficult birth. The skull has 22 bones that fit together like a puzzle and when they don't fit together properly, the fluid around the brain doesn't circulate efficiently, which can lead to everything from headaches and memory problems to depression and ADHD. Cranial adjustments can help restore balance and alleviate these problems for concussion patients."
Dr. Snyder says that he uses a treatment called the Cranial Adjusting Turner Style, or "CATS" at his Westminster chiropractic center. He says that this technique moves the skull bones back into their optimal positions. During a CATS adjustment, he presses on specific points on the skull in order to realign the 22 bones, which he says also has a beneficial effect on alignment in the bones of the neck. According to Dr. Snyder, when the bones are aligned, the cerebrospinal fluid balances out, reducing stress on the brain and enabling the spinal cord and its nerves to better communicate with the rest of the body.
According to Dr. Snyder, prompt treatment of concussions is always best, but even people who have struggled with the consequences of concussions for years can find relief with this chiropractic cranial adjustment technique. He says that chronic headaches, ADHD, depression, learning and behavioral disabilities, brain fog, and other neurological disorders aggravated or caused by head injuries can be improved, and often alleviated, through CATS.
Dr. Snyder adds, "We have really seen some phenomenal results for concussion patients with this cranial adjustment. People who struggled for years with pounding headaches, who were unable to focus—even children on the autism spectrum—have experienced dramatic improvement with this technique in terms of mood, cognitive function and pain relief. There's no reason anymore to just live with concussion consequences because CATS works, and it works very well."
Westminster chiropractor Dr. Snyder is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and has headed the Colorado Soccer Association's Concussion Committee. More information is available on the chiropractor's website at http://www.lthaw.com.
CONTACT: Lifetime Health and Wellness, 1-888-667-5235
Source:Lifetime Healthand Wellness