September 11, 2017

3 Easy ways to reduce the risk of Concussion – #3

Ok, here’s the third way to reduce your risk of concussion.  Make sure you have a curve in your neck!!  Multiple studies have shown that an optimal curve in your neck improves neck strength by 7-10X.

According to Chiropractic Biophysics the ideal cervical curve is 42.5 degrees.  (https://idealspine.com/what-is-cbp)

We take Xrays for kids and athletes in our office to evaluate neck curve.  The picture above shows a complete loss of the neck curve.

The test we recommend is a functional x-ray test.  It measures the neck in 3 positions to make sure it is moving properly.

The solution may be as simple as a neck stretch but the athlete may also need chiropractic adjustments if the neck is not moving properly.