Use Child Car Seats Safely
The growing awareness of safe driving and the “Arrive Alive” campaign, and our National Road Safety Laws has alerted the general public and parents to the importance of using car seats for their small children whenever and wherever they are driving. No matter the distance.
However, serious neck and spinal injuries -- and even death -- can result if child car seats are used incorrectly.
While motor vehicle accidents can be dangerous for all passengers, small children are especially at risk.
The weight of the head of a child makes the cervical spine much more vulnerable to injury, and the infant has very little control in the muscles of the neck, and the head can also bounce from side to side and fall forward, which can cause serious spine and neck injuries, according to Medical research on child related accidents.
The following guidelines and safety tips will ensure proper car seat safety:
If you or one of your children are involved in a serious automobile accident and have experienced neck and back discomfort, you should consider a visit to a chiropractor without delay.