Awesome video. You can’t help but cringe and giggle at the same time.
This video shows a young guy getting hit in the side of the head with a soccer ball. As you will see, it was a good shot but he brushed it off pretty quickly and thus likely perceived as “minor”. What amazes me is the SLO-MO! Wow. Everything looks worse (and more entertaining) in slow motion!
“I hit my head a bunch of times when I was a kid I guess, but they were all minor.”
I guess that’s true in a sense, we aren’t made of glass. We are built to sustain a certain amount of abuse and daily physical stress. Sideways impacts are special though.
Something to consider is that not all abnormal postures/impacts are “equal”. Some have deeper effects on your spinal joints and brain function than others. One that is especially difficult to correct (as a Chiropractor) and has some of the deepest and most serious long term effects on brain and nervous system function are called ‘lateral translations’….a sideways shift (versus a “tilt”) of the spine. I’ll spare you the details but the short version is that it completely changes your center of gravity, and left uncorrected places long-term stress on your brain, spinal cord and nerves and joints. The effects are far more vast than we ever thought.
Ick. Eeew. No thanks.
What can cause a sideways shift in your spine? Well, a soccer ball to the side of the head is a good way!