Rear end type accidents are among the most frequent of accidents. Two factors that can help protect you from getting whiplash are to adjust your back rest and head rest in an optimal position. Watch the video and learn how to adjust your seat correctly. Another factor in preventing whiplash is to be ever vigilant in watching the traffic approach the rear of the car while you are coming to a stop.

If you do notice that the car behind you is not slowing down, and that you realize you are going to be collided into, there are several things that you must do to help protect yourself.

1. Look straight ahead.
2. Put your head firmly against the head rest.
3. Brace your entire body, and become as stiff as possible.
4. Put both feet on the brake, or better yet put the emergency brake on.
5. Put both palms on the steering wheel.

Dr. Trent Artichoker MS, DC
Denver Chiropractic, LLC
3890 Federal Blvd Unit 1
Denver, CO 80211