Auto injuries are an expensive and painful problem around the world. Experts estimate that we spend over $30 billion per year in treating the pain and disability that can result from a rear-end crash. We see many of these cases each year come through our practice in Seattle, WA.
Most people don't realize that many of these types of injuries can be prevented by properly adjusting your head restraint. Research done on live traffic shows that only about 10% of people have a head restraint that's set up to prevent injury from a rear-end crash. Our video below shows you how to adjust your head restraint to protect you and your family.
If you've already been injured in a crash, it's important to get treatment right away. The staff at Dr. Alys Smith, DC has helped many people recover from such injuries. Give us a call today at (206) 682-1460 to learn more or to make an appointment.
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Prevent Injury, Adjust your Headrest. CAA South Central Ontario. http://www.caasco.com/insurance/auto-vehicle-insurance/adjust-your-headrest.jsp.
How to Adjust Your Head Restraint. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. http://www.rospa.com/roadsafety/info/adjust_head_restraints.pdf.