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What is a Concussion?

According to the CDC, “a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and damaging brain cells (1).”


Immediate Symptoms2,3

•    Headaches & Dizziness 
•    Nausea or vomiting
•    Light/noise sensitivity
•    Confusion/foggy
•    Blurry vision
•    Loss of consciousness


Later issues2,3

•    Behavioral /Mood changes
•    Answers questions slowly 
•    Losses balance easily
•    Forgetful 


There are 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries occur every year (5,6).

Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and may take a longer time to heal from concussions than adults (5,6).


The Current Problem

There are many unanswered questions on the treatment for concussions in medical literature (3,4).  Some research suggests bed rest for 2 weeks with no school and no screen time (2,3).  Other research suggests rest for only 1 week and then slowly progressing back with exercise (4).


Concussion Syndromes2,3

Post concussion syndrome:  Occurs when the child is still having symptoms 2 weeks after the injury.  This often occurs when there is a history of several concussions.

Second concussion syndrome: Occurs in a child who was still suffering with symptoms from an earlier recent concussion

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy- made famous by the movie, Concussion, this is a degenerative condition associated with multiple concussions.

Chiropractic Research


Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Sept 2016. Olson, Tunning and Boesch. Chiropractic Management of Musculoskeletal Symptoms in a 14-year-old Hockey Player with Postconcussion Symptoms: A Case Report 
Science Direct Article  


Journal of Pediatric, Family, and Maternal Health, June 2016.  Rubin, et al.       Combining Chiropractic Care with Extinguishing of Primitive Reflexes: A Case Series of 8 Children.  
Primitive Reflexes Document


Journal of Pediatric, Family, and Maternal Health, August 2016. Rubin, et al. Improvement in Autistic Behaviors Following Chiropractic Care: The Application of Polyvagal Theory and its Relationship to Pediatric Chiropractic.  
Polyvagal Theory



Board certified diplomate in pediatrics

Private practice since 1989.  Faculty at Life University & published author in peer reviewed journals since 2001

Certified in Webster's In-utero constraint technique and gentle care

Helps babies with cranial and suture problems such as plagiocephaly, brachiocephaly and facial asymmetry

Advanced proficiency rated in the ACTIVATOR technique

NEUROBEHAVIORAL & NEURODEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS Help for kids with ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Sensory    Processing problems combining chiropractic with nutrition and rehab exercises

Certified sports chiropractor, with emphasis on extremity injuries


CDC Concussion Basics
CDC Traumatic Brain Injuries
CDC Concussion Symptoms 
Science Daily 
Dr. Hardick Chiropractic Concussions
Dynamic Chiropractic Article





Rubin Family Chiropractic


255 Village Parkway
Suite 620
Marietta, GA 30067

P: 770-937-6300





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Rubin Family Chiropractic
Dr. Drew Rubin, CCSP, DACCP
Specializing in Kids, Families, and Pregnancy