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Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders

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When an article is submitted to a peer reviewed journal, the editors send it out to other scholars in the same field to get their opinion.  This insures the quality and the scholarship.

An article in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders reviewed the peer-reviewed literature on automobile rear impacts.

Automotive rear impacts are mechanical events.  The occupant-related factors of the human head–neck complex and the severity of cervical spine and soft-tissue injury can be thought of in bio-mechanical terms.

The effects of low velocity automotive impacts on the anatomical characteristics, head–neck and spine orientation, facet joints, and neck muscles were looked at in detail.

On the basis of the existing findings, occupant-related characteristics can influence what occurs to the cervical spine during automotive rear impacts.  The dimensions of the cervical spine, head–neck and cervical spine orientation at the time of impact, facet joint orientation, and neck muscle size all affect the injury outcome.

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Increasing neck size and/or the head and neck muscular stiffness of the athlete is the first logical step in protecting any participant in sport.  Preventative sports medicine is the first reason a weight training program exists.  A great program not only protects the athlete on the field, but also improves their safety when driving to and from practice! 

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