Lymphatic Drainage Helps Problems Associated with Concussions or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury MTBI

xray of BrainLymphatic drainage can help problems associated with Concussions or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that there are 3 million sports related concussions each year. In High School sports alone approximately 150,000 concussions are reported annually. This number does not include concussions from falls or accidents. Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of MTBI. Other symptoms include dizziness, depression, vomiting, nausea, lack of motor coordination, difficulty balancing, light sensitivity, seeing bright lights, blurred vision, and double vision. Tinnitus, or a ringing in the ears, is also commonly reported. Repeated concussions have been associated with early onset dementia.

Brain Trauma Limits Circulation

When you experience a severe trauma as in an auto accident, fall or sports injury, the brain slams into the hard skull, sometimes repeatedly. This can lead to damage in the tissues of the brain. The problem becomes much worse when the person suffers repeated concussions. In studies of deceased professional football players who suffered numerous concussions, researchers found excess proteins building in the tissues of the brain. This buildup of excess proteins (parts of dead cells and fibrin) leads to limited circulation which ultimately damages brain cells, affecting how you feel and think.

Lymphatic Drainage Helps Relieve Pressure and Headaches

As children begin to crawl, walk or play sports they may experience many little head traumas that could affect how they feel and think. In 2015 researchers found lymph vessels in the brain. That means there is a direct connection between the brain and the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system plays a large role in relieving pressure in the body and head.  Activating the lymphatic system in the neck, mouth and face helps to increase circulation and detoxification of acid waste and excess proteins from the brain, improving healing. I have seen clients who have had headaches for 6-8 months after an injury, in their first lymphatic drainage session they begin to feel better.

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