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Studies Show That Motorcycle Helmets Can Help Prevent Cervical Spine Injuries in Accidents


Category: General
Posted by: columbusbiker

It's been clearly proven how motorcycle helmets can help prevent brain injuries in accidents, but newer studies are showing that wearing a helmet can protect much more than just the brain. For example, a recently conducted study revealed that wearing a helmet also reduces the occurrence of a cervical spine injury in addition to reducing the risk of brain injuries.

The study was conducted at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where a team of established researchers studied records of motorcycle accident collisions occurring between the years 2002 and 2006. The records were acquired from the National Trauma Data Bank, which establishes them as being a reliable resource with full details and unbiased representation. After studying piles upon piles of the collected data, the researchers concluded that motorcyclists who wore helmets were significantly less at risk to suffer from a cervical spine injury in an accident. After a few calculations, the study concluded that the risk was even as high as 22% less of a risk when individuals were placed in comparison with those not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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