While making sure your headrest in the proper position or getting a car with an active head restraint can help reduce injury rates, have you ever thought about how important your posture can be to preventing injury from a car accident?
Forward head posture typically produces lower cervical flexion and upper cervical hyperextension which means the upper cervical spine is vulnerable to facet joint injuries and the lower cervical spine to disc injuries from whiplash.
If someone has lower cervical flexion typically sitting on top of thoracic kyphosis, during a rear-end collision the thoracic spine and lower cervical spine are unable to absorb the rapid extension which can cause a spondylolisthesis or herniated disc in the cervical spine.
If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered a whiplash injury or would like to prevent neck or spine injury, I would highly recommend getting your posture evaluated by an Egoscue certified Postural Alignment Specialist and Advanced Exercise Therapist with experience treating these types of injuries.
I would be happy to offer a FREE posture evaluation and consultation to anyone interested in learning more about why their injury isn't healing and learning how Postural Alignment Therapy can help them get back to living a pain free and active life.
Spondylolisthesis and Egoscue
Forward head posture
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