P.I. HELP Injury Clinics offers thorough evaluations by our board-certified chiropractors. We understand and pride ourselves on education. Below is some information on concussion and post-concussive symptoms that can follow a motor vehicle accident caused by a car, truck or 18-wheeler.
POST-CONCUSSIVE SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
You do not need to have direct contact to the head in order to suffer from a concussion. The traumatic intense force involved from whiplash in a car, truck or 18-wheeler accident is enough for people to suffer and experience concussion symptoms. Symptoms experienced from even a mild concussion can be frustrating, even debilitating to someone. These symptoms may affect your life physically and on how you perceive the world.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is considered to be a mild traumatic brain injury. It is a pathophysiological functional injury, meaning there is disease or injury within the body’s functions. To be more detailed, there is a disconnect in the neural or nerve pathways of the brain relating to the body. Have I lost you? Stay with me, as I explain as this may help to better understand. Your brain is the mastermind of your body. Your brain manages, organizes, receives, perceives, distributes, and supports all the systems within your body. In today’s world, let’s think about Amazon for example. This company manages and supports many smaller companies in conjunction with its own, it organizes its products on the app by the search bar, it receives and distributes orders to ongoing customers and as more customers perceive this, they are switching to this service. If there is a disconnect in any of these processes, this can lead to a huge problem and this company will not be able to function properly. Hopefully now you can understand to some degree, how this disconnect in our own brain can be a problem for us and how this impaired function can affect someone who has suffered from a concussion.
What to expect in our concussion evaluation at P.I. HELP?
Our chiropractors at P.I. HELP Injury Clinics hold certification in concussion evaluation and treatment approaches. A concussion is known to be an invisible injury because the symptoms are perceived by an individual, therefore we will obtain a thorough history from the patient, including questionnaires. Here are the some of the most common symptoms patients present with:
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of focus
- Short term memory loss/forgetfulness
Our chiropractic physicians will follow with a comprehensive examination including musculoskeletal of the cervical spine, the neck region and a thorough neurological examination. In addition, we will further test the patient on the mCTSIB (Clinical Test of Sensory Integration of Balance) and/or BESS (Balance Error Scoring System). This will further help and assess the sensory inputs that help to keep us balanced.
The knowledge and tools we have at P.I. HELP Injury Clinics are here to support those who have suffered from or may be suffering from post-concussive symptoms following a car, truck or 18-wheeler accident. Please contact P.I Help Injury Clinics if you are in need of a thorough evaluation following a motor vehicle accident or need to be referred to a TOP personal injury attorney in the San Antonio, TX area or Salt Lake City, UT area.
San Antonio, TX Clinic: 4423 NW Loop 410 Suite 203, San Antonio, TX 78229
Call us or send us a text at (210) 249-4949
Salt Lake City (Murray), UT Clinic: 154 E. Myrtle Ave. Suite 100, Murray, UT 84107 and surrounding areas including: West Valley City, South Jordan, West Jordan, Draper, Midvale, Taylorsville and Kearns, UT.
Call us or send us a text at (801) 210-5050