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The Whiplash Recovery Center of Sacramento
At Capitol Chiropractic

9500 Micron Ave., # 108
Sacramento, CA 95827

(916) 368-1600



 Serving:
    Sacramento
    Rosemont
    College Greens
    Lincoln Village
    Butterfield-Riveria East
    Vintage Park-Churchill
    El Dorado Hills
    Cameron Park
    Placerville
    Natomas
    Woodland
    Davis
    Sunriver
    Gold River
    Rancho Cordova
    Carmichael
    Citrus Heights
    Fair Oaks
    Orangevale
    Folsom
    Elk Grove
    Rancho Murieta
    West Sacramento
    Galt
    Roseville
    Vacaville
    and the surrounding areas of greater Sacramento

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How Important is Your Headrest in an Auto Accident?

Turns out your headrest, aka head restraint, is one of the most important tools that you have at to help prevent whiplash injury from a car accident. Sadly, over 80% of drivers do not have their head restraints adjusted to the correct position to help reduce whiplash injury from a car crash.

What is the correct position to help reduce the risk of whiplash injury? First, you want the top of the headrest to be at least as high as the top of the head. Second, you want the back of the head to be at least 2 from the front of the headrest, although it is preferable for this distance to be less than 1. Please note than in some vehicles it will not be possible to achieve the correct position due to poor head restraint design.

Here is a head restraint that cannot be properly adjusted:

However, there is a device that can added to the seat to achieve better head restraint geometry called an Add-On Headrest:

For information on this device go to: http://www.addonheadrest.com/

Before buying a car, it is always a good idea to review head restraint and car safety ratings at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website: http://www.iihs.org/



The Whiplash Recovery Center of Sacramento
At Capitol Chiropractic
9500 Micron Ave., Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 368-1600



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