Put an end to post-concussion syndrome.

At Denver Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we treat post-concussion syndrome (PCS).

Almost 3 million Americans suffer a concussion every year. It’s estimated that 15% of those people experience prolonged symptoms. These persistent symptoms that last more than a few weeks means you have PCS.

More and more research is being published that supports upper cervical chiropractic care as the best treatment for after a concussion — either to treat or prevent PCS.

DUCC Post Concussion Services

What is post-concussion syndrome?

Post-concussion syndrome can develop after you suffer a mild head injury. Normal concussion symptoms should resolve in a few weeks.

You are considered to have PCS if your concussion symptoms last longer than 6 weeks.

Not only is PCS an issue in sports medicine — since concussions are common in contact sports — but anyone can develop PCS after a concussion.

After an auto accident or sports injury, everyday people may need upper cervical chiropractic treatment to treat or prevent PCS.

Read Dr. Ty’s blogs about concussions:

What are the risk factors for PCS?

Why do some people develop PCS after a concussion, yet others do not? There is no definitive answer, but science has given us clues.

Risk factors for developing PCS include:

  • Female gender 
  • Over the age of 40 (especially over the age of 75)
  • Previous concussion
  • Prolonged recovery period
  • History of migraine headaches
  • History of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder

What are the symptoms of PCS?

  1. Headache
  2. Migraine
  3. Dizziness
  4. Fatigue
  5. Irritability
  6. Sleep disturbances
  7. Difficulty concentrating
  8. Memory problems
  9. Problems tolerating stress
  1. Problems tolerating alcohol
  2. Vertigo
  3. Personality changes
  4. Vision problems
  5. Depression
  6. Apathy
  7. Light sensitivity
  8. Noise sensitivity
  9. Chronic pain

How do you treat PCS?

At Denver Upper Cervical Chiropractic, our team proudly uses high-quality chiropractic services to treat the root cause of post-concussion syndrome: upper cervical spinal misalignment.

Upper cervical misalignment causes post-injury headaches and can make your concussion symptoms last longer than the usual recovery time. Our chiropractic center provides chiropractic treatment that aligns the upper cervical spine, which can resolve PCS.

Dr. Ty Carzoli prescribes non-contact aerobic exercise physical therapy in conjunction with chiropractic care. It seems counterintuitive, but research shows that exercise is a promising therapy for PCS.

Chiropractic offices aren’t just for neck pain or lower back pain management. Most chiropractors emphasize overall health and wellness — one reason they succeed where conventional healthcare may fail.

Upper cervical chiropractic care is shown with peer-reviewed research to treat PCS.

Visit us at Denver Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Doctor of Chiropractic Ty Carzoli is the best chiropractor in Denver for post-concussion syndrome and chronic pain relief utilizing precise chiropractic adjustments, comprehensive patient education, and individualized treatment plans.

Whether you suffered a concussion playing sports or in a car accident, visit us at Denver Upper Cervical Chiropractic. We can treat PCS, or even prevent PCS from becoming a major problem down the line.

Call us today to set up your appointment! PCS needs to be resolved as quickly as possible. Our accommodating office hours leave Friday open for out-of-town patients.

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I was a professional hockey player for 8 years and had to retire due to post concussion syndrome… I have been to countless chiropractors in my life all over the country while playing hockey, but never have I seen a chiropractic office like his.
Barry Goers
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