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 Aloha & Salem, OR.
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 Oregon Medical Centers has helped many people recover from such injuries. Give us a call today at (503) 390-1552 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.