Concussion and massage

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To massage the masseter muscles on each side of your jaw, place your thumb inside your mouth and squeeze the thick muscle in your cheek with your fingers. To massage the jaw muscles inside your mouth, use your index finger to probe and massage these spots. Massaging the muscles does not help every one. Also if the procedure is nor correct, then it can further aggravate the problem. Moist heat or cold packs on the face, vitamin supplements, or biofeedback are useful for some people.
Well, first and obviously, you should go back to the docs who treated you for the concussion and perhaps they'll do another scan for you and see if there's anything amiss. But like any broken bone, it takes a while for something like that to stop bothering you. You could also still have some swelling from the injury causing those headaches, and your family doc might can prescribe you some anti-inflammatories or give other advice that might get that under control.
All the problems that go with a concussion. Anyways I have been to 3 neurologists and the last one finally said post concussion, I finally had my 3 year headache diagnosed as a chronic paroxysmal hemicrania and am on meds for it. Now I have sleep problems, I sleep to much. At least 4 naps a day, uncontrollable need for sleep. I went to a sleep study and have not heard the results yet. My question is, could this really be post concussion syndrome? does it last 3 years?
I have now had this concussion for 4 and a half months. I have done acupuncture, chiropractic work, massage therapy, and got glasses because my vision was affected. I am experiencing pressure and congestion all over my head, light headedness, throbbs of pressure throughout my head, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. I also just don't feel like myself anymore, like somethings off.
I can imagine what to do to relax and be comfortable in the situation, to keep my energy levels high, and what to do if I sense that I'm getting fatigued. Having some strategies. Massage have also helped me a lot at times if I have a bad period with low energy levels or just want to relax. The massage is typically focused on and around the neck/shoulders.
The medication you mention is essentially a medication used for nausea, and would not be harmful per se following concussion though it may have side effects and may not necessarily help your symptoms. Evaluation at a multi-disciplinary head trauma center is recommended. Cognitive/behavioral therapy, psychological support, evaluation for your dizziness, and physical therapy are all potential management options. Continued followup with your physicians is recommended.
After a catscan with the contrast die and iodine I had a lot of muscle and body twitching, even with my jaw. I had severe insomnia at first and it has gotten better. I've also been on Seroquel for over 10 years. I know it can be a side effect. I never had the twitching until after my concussion. I find excersize helps. I do the eliptical an hour 2 times a week. I also take valarian root and camomile and other supplement. I go for massage. I also go to a chiropractor.
Taking magnesium in the morning and calcium with vitamin D at night may be helpful. Even try Metamucil and a probiotic to aid digestion and perhaps lower your blood pressure that way. Headaches have lots of causes.
Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. Usually, such headaches and dizziness may result due to post-concussion syndrome and may last for weeks or months after the injury that caused from the injury of a fall, vehicle accident, or sports injury. In addition, patient may experience either migraine type or tension type headache.
Your standard Tylenol or Ibuprophen don't seem to help at all. I have done relaxation massage and aroma therapy (which made the headache worse). I have wanted to try reflexology as I have heard it can be really good for headaches. I am not really into that kind of stuff but at this point I would smear butter on a rock and toss it across the road if you told me it would make my headache go away. Good luck to you.
I am so worried that it is something so serious. I have seen 4 different doctors and had blood work and urinalysis done and always given anxiety as diagnosis. I am currently taking lexapro for about 3 weeks now.. seems to help a little but annoying head pressure/pain will not seem to go away. Does anyone have any advice?
But I think your brains are okay, at least good enough to sit at a computer and type out a perfectly understandable message, and characterize your injury and symptoms! Oh, you might have had a little concussion, but I guess everybody who's been in a football game or gotten in a fender-bender has felt that. I'll be happy to post back to you anytime you want, I have a whole bunch of war stories to tell that might help, and I check this forum regularly.
We are managing the pain with Aleve (dulls it but certainly doesn't kill it) Other over the counters had no effect. We very gently massage in sportscreme a couple times a day and do light massage on any areas that aren't too sensitive to touch. We've worked on relaxation techniques which seem to help. She changes position often to keep from putting too much pressure in one area.
It followed upon several rear-ended car accidents from which I had a hard time healing. When I did body work for the first one (whiplash, concussion and herniated disc, with field-and-ground disorder, light and sound sensitivity, and extreme weight loss with vomiting) I did neuro-organizational work with my kinesiologist, who postulated something wrong with my hypothalamus. I was cut lose from PT for the combined second and third accidents (2 in 11 months, at stoplights when I was stationary...
I was in a collision with another person in april 2010 i had a concussion and bruised jaw and have been going to the chiropractor ever since. my concern is that i still have jaw pain that extends from my temple through my ears and into my jaw. i get headaches occasionally and sometimes have pain when i open my mouth too far...what to do?
plastic surgery in July (breast reduction and tummy tuck; high blood pressure and I am hypoglecemic. My PCP states he heard something in my neck and has ordered a Caritoid Ultrasound but I am concern that this is not my problem and it is something we are missing. I am having a low grade headache;some low grade burred vision; dizziness when turning over in the bed and some facial pain behind my eyes. Please tell me if we should be looking at other things.
About six months ago my left neck began to hurt and I noticed what I thought was a lump there. I went to a head and neck specialist and he said that I had inflammtion of my Carotid artery(Carotidynia). The lump, I guess, was just the bifurcation of my artery that was swollen. The doctor told me to take an anti-inflammatory(ibuprophen) for 2 weeks. The pain finally diminished, but about a month later it started in my right neck.
prescribed ibuprofane and asked me to soft massage between my shoulder and the my ear,also i used warm water and a piece of cloth to keep my neck warm.i went home did all of that and the hum..hum noise was totally gone.
I then started to experience intermitant sensations of what I can only describe as light numbness and pins and needles in both my hands and feet, but primarily on my left sided extremeties.I would also occassionaly get these sensations on a small area of my left thigh.These sensations regularly come and go, but last seconds rather than minutes/hours.
Ronaxan 100 said give her 1/2 pill morning and evening Deep Heat, he told me to massage this into her jaw and push it daily in the right direction. I didn't realize what he gave me until I had it in my hand. I don't think this is a good idea, to use this for animals!? I'm not planing on using it on her. Please let me know what you think and if you have any other suggestions let me know.
In 2004 I was involved in an accident. I suffered a Hangman's fracture, and concussion. my only memory is waking up in the hospital 3 days later with a halo on. Ever since the accident I have headaches constantly. Sometimes I can't even get out of bed. I've been to doctors. No help. maybe I just haven't found the right one. I really could use some relief. I also have neck pain, and the muscles in my shoulders burn. any suggestions?
Hence the force of impact was much high, which resulted into concussion injury. Relaxation and reducing stress helps a lot. If she is having on and off episodes of headache, it means that the brain has not been able to relax properly / blood circulation has not yet been fully restored. So would advice you to cut down her stressful activities ie those activities which involve a lot of brain work.
Patients should try techniques like acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation therapies (such as deep breathing techniques, yoga) and massage therapy. Avoidance of alcohol, chocolate, and tyramines and reducing stress level are very helpful. However, you should first consult a doctor to rule out any other serious causes for headache by getting a CT or MRI scan. Do write in if you need some more information.
I had multiple herniated discs in neck and spine, subluxation, as well as torn tendon in shoulder, partially torn meniscus in knees....not pretty. There was severe whiplash and concussion and looking back, I attribute hypo symptoms all the way back to the first accident. My TSH has never been elevated but both my Free's are low without thyroid medication. I went to PT and chiropractic including applied kinesiology for the accidents.
Then I have to go back to the massage therapist again and again, my insurance will not pay for that. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
They take you to day theatre for it and can sedate mildy.I also tried my chirop and massage no luck.
Tried so many therapies/meds/doctors and asked my PT to look at my neck and neck massage therapy helps but only temporarily. Since physical therapy works for you why don't you try again?
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