The CDC defines a concussion as “a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.” Research has shown that the incidence of concussions has increased by 70% in the past decade, especially among individuals under the age of 20. Some people recover quickly. Others experience post-concussion syndrome, which means that recovery can take weeks, months, or longer. We don’t know which children or teenagers will recover quickly and which will be most at risk of struggling in later life.
What are the long-term consequences of concussions?
A single concussion that an individual experiences can have a lasting impact, and multiple head injuries increase the probability of problems later in life. The long-term consequences of head injuries include lasting impact on mental health, cognitive functioning, and physical functioning throughout adulthood. Possible symptoms include:
How can biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) help?
BCST can help to relieve the effects of head injuries suffered from various impact traumas ranging from falls to car accidents to sports injuries. Sessions help clients to slow their body rhythms and settle toward stillness. This settling allows the body to relax and reorganize physically and emotionally. Connecting with specific parts of the body can help to release blockages, increase blood flow, and allow natural mobility.
How many sessions do I need?
It is reasonable to anticipate that regular BCST sessions over several months would provide the most relief and improvement. While BCST takes time, it can provide deep and lasting support for reorganization and healing after a concussion.