Preventing Whiplash in Asheville NC

Preventing Whiplash in Asheville NC

Whiplash injuries cost us in many ways.  First, there is the expense of treating the injuries as well as the stress it costs us to repair the car, go to our appointments and the list just keeps getting longer.

Car Accident in Asheville NC

If you have been in an accident you know all to well what I am talking about.  If that was not bad enough, we are now being told by experts that they now estimate that we spend $29 billion per year in treating the pain and disability that can result from a rear-end collision.

But there are steps you can take to protect yourself from whiplash injury. The key to good whiplash protection is your head restraint, commonly called a head rest.

Whiplash injury occurs when your torso moves in one direction while your head moves in another direction. This can put hundreds of pounds of force on the delicate ligaments of your neck.

The key to good head restraint positioning is to eliminate or reduce the amount of space that your head can move. By doing that, it reduces the strain put on your neck. Your head restraint needs to be placed so that the back of your head is level with the middle of the restraint, and your seat needs to be positioned so that your head is very close. You want to have a maximum of 2.5 inches between your head and the restraint.

While car crashes are often out of your control, you can properly adjust your head restraint to reduce the chance of neck injury during a rear-end collision.

If you've already been injured in a crash, it's important to get treatment right away. Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to recover from an auto injury.

Call our office today for an appointment at 828.299-4555

You can also book an appointment online at Asheville NC Chiropractic.

Asheville Chiropractor  16 Winterwind Dr. Asheville, NC 28803





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