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Marlboro Chiropractic Health

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340 Maple Street, Suite 101
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-481-1133
Fax: 508-229-0609

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Monday9-123-6
Tuesday11 By Appointment
Wednesday9-123-6
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 Preventing Whiplash With Head Rests

Whiplash injuries are an expensive and painful problem in the US. Experts estimate that we spend $29 billion per year in treating the pain and disability that can result from a rear-end collision.

But there are steps you can take to protect yourself from whiplash injury. The key to good whiplash protection is your head restraint. Numerous studies have shown that most people have an improperly adjusted head restraint, commonly called a head rest.

Whiplash injury occurs when your torso moves in one direction while your head moves in another direction. This can put hundreds of pounds of force on the delicate ligaments of your neck.

The key to good head restraint positioning is to eliminate or reduce the amount of space that your head can move. By doing that, it reduces the strain put on your neck. Your head restraint needs to be placed so that the back of your head is level with the middle of the restraint, and your seat needs to be positioned so that your head is very close. You want to have a maximum of 2.5 inches between your head and the restraint.

While car crashes are often out of your control, you can properly adjust your head restraint toreduce the chance of neck injury during a rear-end collision.

If you have  been injured in a crash, it’s important to get treatment right away.Early treatment is the key in preventing prolonged pain with the possible development of scar tissue.Please contact out office if you have been in an accident and would like to schedule for a consultation.

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“It’s amazing! I can move so much more easily. My pain level has been reduced more than I could have ever believed it could.”

Brian L. -
Marlborough, MA

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9-123-6
Tuesday11 By Appointment
Wednesday9-123-6
ThursdayClosedClosed
Friday9-123-6
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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