For the past decade, I have spent a lot of time researching about injuries from car accidents and their long term effects on health. This includes the ligament damage, tiny fractures and concussions that few doctors know how to measure and fewer attorneys even know exist. So what have I learned that you should know:
While most concussion symptoms may resolve within three months, most people also have problems that last for many years, including:
If the NFL admitted to the damage a 250 pound linebacker can do at 25 mph, imagine the damage a 3 ton vehicle can do to you at only 3 mph. (Keep in mind that Force = mass x acceleration. The more mass the more force.)
By the way, a federal judge ruled on February 2, 2017 that the $765 million settlement offer from the NFL is insufficient.
If you or someone you know has been in what you think is a ‘minor’ accident, don’t brush it off and get back in the game. Instead follow the NFL’s lead and get checked and have the treatment you need to reduce the risk of further complications down the road.
Dr. Lizie Pilicy, Chiropractor and Nutritional Specialist, uses innovative holistic approaches to wellness incorporating mind, body, and spirit disciplines to assist with whole-being wellness.