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.