In today's article we will talk about how to minimize the chances of this happening to you by adjusting the headrest in your car. The purpose of the headrest is not just to make you comfortable but to support the weak muscles of our neckas a protective device.
In this article from the Wiinipego Free News Dr. Sean Shapiro a chiropractor from Winnepego Canada is interviewed on this subject notice what the article tells us:
"The proper setting for the seat back is almost at 90 degrees, he said, adding that keeping the seat too far back may be comfortable but it will act like a ramp during a collision. "The body will rise up along the seatback and the head will snap over the back of the headrest," Shapiro said.
The headrest should be raised to the top of the individual's head, with the middle of the headrest just above the occupant's ear, he said."
According to DR. Shapiro neck injuries can be reduced up to 40% just by adjusting your headrest correctly. You can review the video explaining how to do this correctly over here.
As part of our chiropractic services here in Jefferson GA we can often help you with your whiplash trauma, neck pain or car accident injuries without having to resort to drugs or surgery. Please call us at (770)654-1196