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Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 33 years experience
Muscular and nerve: You can sustain extensive head and neck injuries from a bumpy ride. A researcher studying these injuries from university of miami football players showed you do not have to be hit in the neck or head to sustain extensive injuries including concussions. Bumpy rides exerts extensive g-forces on your head and neck which may lead to brain and, spinal cord/nerve injuries as well as muscle strains

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Last updated Jul 20, 2012

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