Daily Tips for Preventing a Spinal Cord Injury

There’s no surefire way to prevent a spinal cord injury, but there are safety tips you can follow – day after day – that will help keep you safe.

Here are some of the best daily safety tips for preventing this type of serious injury:

•    Take caution on the road: Did you know that motor vehicle accidents are the top cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States among people under the age of 65? In addition to driving defensively, always wear your seat belt.
•    Wear a helmet: When operating a bicycle or motorcycle, it’s imperative that you wear a helmet to protect your head in the event of an accident. This also holds true if you work in a dangerous environment, such as a construction site or warehouse.
•    Secure all trip hazards in your home: This includes everything from electrical cords to area rugs to your child’s toys. A slip and fall can result in a spinal cord injury, among other types.

These are just a few of the many daily safety tips you can follow to prevent a spinal cord injury. Should you suffer this type of injury, do whatever it takes to receive the best available medical care (without delay).

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.