How a Broadside Collision Affects Your Body
Experts say that broadside collisions are the most injury-inducing car crashes than any other type of car accident. Even at low speeds, like 18mph, occupants can sustain serious injuries. We at Grand Oak Healthcare want you to understand how such a collision affects your body and what we do to treat it.
Whiplash, Concussions, and More A Result of Broadside Collisions
Two thirds of broadside collisions cause neck injuries that can lead to chronic pain and paralysis, and studies show why they’re so common: the human body remains in place for a moment as the car lurches before getting yanked along for the violent ride. This stretches muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range. The sudden movement can injure nerves and discs in the spine, and cause a concussion.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury with the potential to cause permanent damage. Untreated concussion can develop lingering symptoms, including chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, poor coordination, emotional issues like depression and anxiety, balance issues and dizziness, epilepsy, vision problems, attention disorders, reading comprehension problems, and memory loss.
Immediate medical care is your best option. The sooner you’re seen, the better the chance of a good prognosis. The longer you wait, the more likely you can develop permanent brain damage, so please stop in whether or not you think you have a concussion. If you do have one, we’ll schedule you for follow-up appointments to monitor progress and help you heal thoroughly.
As for the rest of your injuries, our chiropractic care strives to restore range of motion and improve your body’s physical function by reducing pain, inflammation, and scar tissue (where applicable), along with restore range of motion. All of this translates to faster, better healing, and getting your life back to normal.
Get the Benefit of Chiropractic at Grand Oak Healthcare
Dr. Giles and his team focus on the effective, evidence-based spinal care that the people of Athens have come to love. We also help patients and their attorneys dealing with personal injury cases, providing the required paperwork to move ahead with insurance claims or legal action.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Give our Athens location a call at (706) 543-2584, our Loganville location at (770) 687-2655, or go online and fill out a contact form. We look forward to helping you.