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Research shows helmets reduce risk of spinal injury

Posted on March 1st, 2011 No Comments

Although some studies have tried to prove that wearing a motorcycle helmet could increase one’s chances of suffering a spinal injury in a motorcycle accident, new research proves that with current designs in motorcycle helmets, the risk of suffering a spinal injury in a motorcycle accident is significantly lower for an individual who wears a helmet.

Previous studies were fearful that motorcycle helmets could increase torque on a motorcyclist’s neck.  The new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, says motorcyclists wearing a helmet are 22 percent less likely to suffer a cervical spine injury in an accident.  Researchers analyzed more than 40,000 motorcycle accidents occurring between 2002 and 2006 from the National Trauma Databank to achieve their findings.

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal injury in a motorcycle accident or other type of accident, contact the Jacksonville spinal injury lawyer, Donald Guthrie, at 904-296-1088 to learn more about your rights.

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