Concussion / TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in West Greenwich

Chiropractic West Greenwich RI Concussion

Treatment Center in West Greenwich for Concussions and TBI

If you or a loved one has a concussion in West Greenwich, our certified doctors at Chiropractic Neurology Center can help! We will perform the proper testing needed in order to create a treatment plan for a better way of life. If a child has hit their head, it is definitely cause for concern. Especially because they can’t always tell you they are in pain, you have to look closely for warning signs. Contact us today to get a Qeeg brain map to see what your next steps should be.

What is a concussion in West Greenwich?

A concussion is a type of brain injury that results in immediate, temporary loss of some brain functions. It is usually caused by an impact or a blow to the head, but it can also happen when there is a sudden change of motion that causes the brain to move inside the skull. The impact or motion damages brain tissue, and the damage results in symptoms that can begin immediately.

It's been a common misconception that a concussion causes a loss of consciousness, but in fact, most people do not blackout when the concussion occurs. Concussions often have a negative effect on memory, balance, coordination, reflexes, judgment, and speech, and the person may have trouble remembering what happened in the time immediately surrounding the injury. These symptoms often present themselves immediately after the injury, but they may take some time to manifest. Making a quick evaluation and treatment plan is important even when a head injury seems to be minor or take up to a day or two to appear.

What signs to watch out for:

Concussions often go undiagnosed because the injuries that cause them may seem minor, and the immediate symptoms might not seem severe. However, early detection of a concussion is crucial in order to prevent further injury and possible long-term damage. It’s important to be alert for both immediate symptoms and those symptoms that might emerge sometime after the initial injury.

In small children who aren’t able to express themselves verbally, warning signs of a concussion can include:

  • Changes in eating (refusing)
  • Change in sleeping behavior
  • Walking or balance difficulties
  • Prolonged Irritability
  • Unusual crying
  • Apparent fatigue
  • loss of interest in playing

Common immediate symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Brief loss of consciousness (although this doesn’t happen with most concussions)
  • Light sensitivity or vision disturbances
  • Slurred speech
  • Ringing in the ears and/or “Seeing Stars”
  • Confusion or mental fogginess
  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Dizziness or problems with balance

Symptoms of a concussion that can show up hours or days after the initial injury include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Disruption in other senses, including hearing, taste, and smell
  • Increased difficulty concentrating
  • More pronounced memory loss
  • Personality shifts or increased irritability


If you, your child, or a loved one are showing any of these signs following a jolt or hit to the head, you should get evaluated. Here at Chiropractic Neurology Center we will use our cutting edge technology to perform a Qeeg brain map. This will show us if the brain has been injured and if it is not functioning properly. It will also let you know what area of the brain has been affected and from there we will be able to decide what course of treatment is best for you.



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16 Nooseneck Hill Road Suite A
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: (401) 397-9948
Fax: (401) 397-6218