Correctly Adjust Your Car Headrest

Correctly Adjust Your Car Headrest
To Prevent Whiplash Injury

Unfortunately as The Whiplash Experts we see far too many people suffering from whiplash injuries. Although most injuries do not cause significant longterm pain and suffering, some do. Yet by just taking a few minutes to correctly adjust your car seat headrest, you can dramatically reduce the amount of pain and suffering you might experience if someone does collide with you. So please take a few minutes to read this page, then please check your car seat headrest is correctly adjusted and save yourself or your loved ones from unnecessary pain.

Why Is It Necessary To Adjust A Car Seat Headrest?

If you have ready the What Is A Whiplash Injury section you will have seen that a whiplash injury is suffered when a car or other road vehicle is involved in a collision and the neck is over extended and over flexed. Correct positioning of the headrest stops the neck from being thrown back over the top of your chair which can cause the most significant injuries, so it is worth spending a minute reading on.

How To Correctly Position Your Car Seat Headrest?

  • Take someone with you and go out to your car.
  • Sit in your normal seat and see where the headrest lines up with the back of your head.
  • Ask the person with you to adjust the headrest so that the top middle part of the headrest is level with the height of your eyes
  • More often than not it is not in the correct position - you should adjust it and do this everytime you get into someone else's car. Also take a moment to explain to them how to adjust their headrest.

Whilst we are here to ensure you receive the best possible professional help when you do suffer a whiplash injury, we would rather you did not suffer at all or that your suffering was limited by the correct positioning of your headrest. Please send a link of this page to your friends and family so that they too understand how and why to adjust their headrest.

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