Treating Concussion Beyond the Adjustment in a Chiropractic Practice
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Concussion has been a common topic in the media for the last few years and continues to present challenges to physicians, patients and patient athletes. In the chiropractic office, we can treat the concussed patient and include nutrition and supplement recommendations. There is also a wide variety of testing to evaluate damage to the immune system and neurological system, which can be treated successfully with the right information. With a disruption of the blood brain barrier, infection is extremely common. With inflammation, the stress of the injury or the stress prior to the injury can also affect outcomes and the duration of symptoms. Looking at how the adrenals, gut function, neurotransmitters, basic nutrition and deficiencies can aid the chiropractic physician in instituting care beyond, yet including, musculoskeletal treatment in their office. Simple recommendations can be implemented immediately after the history physical and diagnosis is rendered.
- Attendees will be able to recognize methods for more well rounded approach to a concussed patient.
- They will have identify a greater number and variety of treatment considerations, especially if a patient does not get complete resolution of symptoms quickly.
- Since prevention may not always be practical, attendees will also be able to identify ways to keep patients healthier to decrease symptoms of first-time or sequential concussions.
Please note: This is a recording of a 2021 Engage conference session. Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic should not reuse this credit for licensure renewal if earned during the conference.
Cindy M. Howard
Board Certified Chiropractic Internist
Dr. Cindy M. Howard is a Board-certified Chiropractic Internist and Nutritionist in private practice in Chicago, Illinois and holds a license in the state of Florida. She speaks Nationally, presenting on topics including Pre and Post-concussion Nutrition, Neuroadrenal dysfunction and Infection in sport, Male and Female pelvic disorders, Pediatrics, Immunology, GI disorders, Endocrinology, Nutritional Blood analysis interpretation and Genetics.
She is also the owner of DC consulting assisting private practices and Advanced Education and loves to help doctors to improve their communication with patients, increase compliance and build a better functional medicine or nutritional practice.
For the last 7 years she has served as the Illinois delegate for the American Chiropractic society and as the alternate for 6 years prior to that. Serving the ACA, she has served on the membership, professional development, guidelines, bylaws and grievance committees. She was the recipient of the Flynn/Lynch award in 2015 for outstanding service.
She is a past president of the ACA council on diagnosis and internal disorders and currently serves as the President of the College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She also serves on the medical advisory board for the Functional Medicine University, serves as a board member for Before the Hit and is an associate editor of The Original Internist.
Locally Dr. Howard serves as a board member for the Frankfort Falcons Youth football organization, the concussion oversight team for the local school district and is the team chiropractor for Dreamz Elite competitive cheer and the local wrestling club.
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