Seat belts and Injuries

Published January 6, 2016

Always wear your seat belt! This will help us from smashing our face against the windshield or getting ejected. Many people feel , and many people who work for insurance companies, will claim that " the person should be OK because the patient was wearing a seat-belt." As members of Professionally Integrated, we know many factors need to be analyzed to determine a diagnosis. In fact, seat-belts can increase neck injuries, primarily the posterior column of the cervical spine, because the torso gets held in place causing the head to keep going forward into a flexion injury.  Here is a . . .

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