Signs of an Injury
These symptoms could mean your body is telling you that you have an injury:
Numbness in Hands or Feet
Neck Pain or Stiffness
Low Back Pain/Hip Pain
Shoulder Pain/Upper Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
All too often, the things we do to keep our bodies in good working order, are the things that are causing injuries. Overuse and extreme workouts can sometimes be the culprit. Find out how chiropractic can keep you enjoying your daily workout.
Chiropractic treatment is safe and effective, and non-invasive.
Treating sports injuries with chiropractic care involves the manipulation of joints and muscles to help relieve the pain and stiffness without the need for surgery or medications. Receiving care works to improve your performance and healing, overall muscle strength, and mobility to get you stronger and often times better than before your injury. Chiropractic care is becoming more & more popular for athletes as natural way to heal injuries.
First of all, I want to say that I was not medically diagnosed with a concussion, but I lost short periods of time due to physical impacts to the head, neck, and body.
If you have a head injury, or physical impact, they can cause you to lose time. I am able to remember a number of occasions where I “lost time” due to injury. But how do you know you lost time, if you lost your memory of the event? To determine if you have lost time you need people around you to point it out. My family told me stories of the “big loud thump.” My mother was in the next room over as she listened to me, an eight month old baby, climb out of my crib and hit my head on the floor. The question remains; how are we to know how many physical impacts we've had over our entire life?
Let's start from the beginning, birth can be traumatic, but no one is able to remember the day they were born. When you add up all the small and moderate injuries over time the average total is a thousand by the age of 13 years old. I saw a picture of myself at two years old with two black eyes and I said “what happened?” My mother told me I fell down the stairs. Once again I have zero recollection of this injury. I lost a bit of time in the hundreds of bicycle crashes and human dog piles from ages 5-15. From the ages of 10-12 years old there were a couple major head to head collisions that caused a loss of time in football. One was in a game where we hit heads at full speed. When I regained memory I saw the coach on the sideline cheering as the time went from slow motion to regular speed saying “good hit!” as I noticed the opposing player on the ground 5 yards away. They used to call that “getting your bell rang.”
At 18 years old I was completing USMC boot camp. One of the many drills consisted of being punched in the head by another trainee for thirty seconds straight. These continuous blows caused me to lose a couple seconds here and there. Of course, I got to dish it out as well… Within the next year, my body hurt so badly, it reached the point where I was unable to sit or lie down to rest. If I would sit down I had a whole body pain syndrome, feeling very similar to fibromyalgia. I couldn't sleep, had trouble digesting, had serious behavior difficulties, which were compounded by the effects from a significant neck injury 10 years prior.
When I look back at this and add up all these injuries, it makes me appreciate the power of healing that comes from within. It was a journey for me to find a specialty that first unlocked my health from the head and neck, and secondly held it correctly in place. The power from my brain flowed through my entire body. Then I found a specialist who was able to work specifically on the top of my neck and move my skull into its proper place and maintain the correct position. There is also an advanced procedure I perform for the cranium, or skull, which unlocks deeper layers of the healing process.
The fundamental philosophy of self-healing is that the body has the ability to heal itself. We must assist the body in this process. My purpose is to help as many people as possible regain and maintain their health and live an ideal life.
Our methods help you to tap into your body’s natural ability to self-heal.
Collan Koeppen D.C.