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Can wearing a motorcycle helmet ever increase your chance of injury?
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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
All the data is very clear-that helmets reduce injury and death on both motorcycles and bicycles.
There is no credible evidence that helmets increase injury. Freak situations can always occur, but the data is incontrovertible on the protection they afford to almost all riders almost all the time. It's your brain, but you only get one.

In brief: No
All the data is very clear-that helmets reduce injury and death on both motorcycles and bicycles.
There is no credible evidence that helmets increase injury. Freak situations can always occur, but the data is incontrovertible on the protection they afford to almost all riders almost all the time. It's your brain, but you only get one.
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not wearing a helmet is detrimental benefits outweigh the risks.

In brief: No
Not wearing a helmet is detrimental benefits outweigh the risks.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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In brief: Unlikely
Perhaps with a sudden stop and whiplash but likely prevented concussion.

In brief: Unlikely
Perhaps with a sudden stop and whiplash but likely prevented concussion.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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