Winter sports contribute to a greater number of head injuries than neck injuries, but both head and neck injuries can be devastating.
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Injuries severe enough to cause head injury or other trauma often also cause neck fracture or spinal cord injury. Winter sports contribute to a greater number of head injuries than neck injuries, but both head and neck injuries can be devastating.
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Mouthguards and helmets can help ward off other serious head and facial injuries, but there is no good evidence that they can help prevent concussion, and paradoxically, they may even encourage players to take greater risks.
Despite putting constant stress on their backs, rowers and cross-country skiers may not experience any greater levels of chronic lower back pain than the rest of us, according to a new study.
2nd International Congress on Science and Nordic Skiing 28th to 30th May, 2012, Vuokatti, Finland.