The insurance statistics say that the average person gets in a car accident at least once every five years. Over the years we have seen the greatest number of accidents, especially severe ones, in the summer months. How can you protect yourself in the event of this seemingly inevitable occurrence?
The headrest of your car is your greatest protection from whiplash in a rear-end collision. If you get hit by the car behind you, the first thing that happens is that your head whips backward. The further your head whips back at the time of impact, the more severe the injury to your neck. This “whiplash” can result in many undesirable and sometimes permanent symptoms– chronic headaches, neck pain, stiffness, upper back pain and arm numbness. (Needless to say, anyone with a whiplash injury should get checked by a chiropractor right away!!)
In order to help minimize the potential injuries from a car accident, it is vital that the top of your headrest is at least 1 inch higher than the top of your ear and that the back of your head is 1 inch or closer to the headrest. Make sure all your passengers have their headrests adjusted properly.
If you have been injured in an accident or know someone else who has, please give us a call! We have been helping people for over 10 years!
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