Water slides pose neck injury risk

Writing in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, the doctors describe the cases of four men who in each case had had taken a head first dive down the slide. All were injured when their necks were suddenly bent forward on impact with the pool.

Doctors say spinal injuries of the neck are the most common injuries seen at water parks, with more than 90 percent resulting in quadriplegia.

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