The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress put out a press release today, which suggested that a Doctor of Chiropractic with specialized training in neurology has helped NHL superstar Sidney Crosby recover from a concussion.
“After a traumatic vestibular concussion resulted in year-long symptoms of instability, fogginess, dizziness and light sensitivity,” Crosby has “improved cognitive and physical functioning and is progressing remarkably well.”
“In professional hockey alone, there are more than 50,000 hits annually, and far too many of these are serious injuries to the head,” says Dr. Ted Carrick, the Chiropractic Neurologist who treats Crosby and other NHL and NFL players. Dr. Carrick is the Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Life University, Marietta, Ga., and points to vestibular concussions as a national epidemic requiring a resolution.
He added that “Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. Many people who suffer these injuries suffer seemingly irreparable symptoms that affect their daily activities and performance. With experience specific to the neurological system, our specially trained team utilizes an exclusive neurologically-based intervention that oftentimes is successful in the recovery process.”
According to the Foundation, board certified Chiropractic Neurologists “are specialists within the chiropractic profession that receive an additional three years of specialty training following a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, to specifically deal with the functional integrity of the brain and nervous system.
“Treatment methods are brain-based, non-invasive, drug-free physical rehabilitation, using receptor-based stimulation, such as chiropractic adjustments, movement, light, taste and smell, in conjunction with nutritional therapies, exercise and rehabilitation. Collectively, these approaches work to re-establish balance as well as maximal brain and nervous system functionality.”