Michael suffered a blow to his that caused a concussion, and he started experiencing symptoms like dizziness, nausea and headaches afterwards that led him to seek out treatment from his doctor. Some of these symptoms improved after being treated by his doctor, but six months after the concussion, he was still getting headaches on a daily basis that would come about with minimal brain activity. These headaches prevented Michael from staying on a computer for more than 20 minutes, and he was also dealing with fogginess, fatigue and difficulty sleeping and focusing. His symptoms got so bad that Michael eventually had to leave his graduate program.
At this point, Michael’s doctor referred him to acupuncture with us at Dynamic Sports Physical Therapy in New York City. When he first came in to see our acupuncturist, he stated that his goal was to recover from the concussion enough that he would be able to return to graduate school.
Upon examination it was determined that Michael’s symptoms were coming not only from his head, but also from his neck and eyes. In order to reduce his symptoms and achieve a successful outcome, all of these areas needed to be addressed. So based on this examination, the acupuncturist created a treatment program that consisted of both cupping and acupuncture during every session.
After 10 sessions of acupuncture and cupping, Michael no longer had any symptoms and was able to return to playing sports. He was also able to spend time on a computer once again without experiencing any symptoms, and was even able to travel to South Africa, where he had a great time free of any headaches.
Experience the same kind of success at Dynamic Sports Physical Therapy in New York City
Michael’s story is a testament to our treatment strategy at Dynamic Sports Physical Therapy in New York City: first we identify all aspects of the problem at hand, and then we deliver the most effective interventions for the particular patient and their situation. In this case, acupuncture and cupping were most appropriate for Michael’s concussion symptoms, but this will vary from patient to patient. So if you’re dealing with symptoms long after having a concussion or any other type of aches or pains, we can get to the root of the issue and identify an approach that will work for you. Contact us at 212-317-8303 to schedule an appointment today, or click here to read out last blog for more information.