Holiday Accidents that can Cause a Back Injury

Stop painful falls from injuring your spineThe holiday season can bring great joy to your life. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, it can also lead to an injury that puts you on the shelf during the most exciting time of the year.

There are many holiday accidents that can cause a back (or neck) injury, with these ones among the most common:

·      Slip and fall. Depending on where you live, the weather may cool off at the end of the year. This can bring rain, snow, and ice to the area, thus increasing the chance of a slip and fall accident.

·      Fall from a ladder. Are you the type of person who enjoys decorating your home for the holidays? Does this often lead you to use a ladder? If so, you need to take extreme caution.

·      Lifting a heavy item. From a box full of decorations to a gift for a loved one, you don’t want to lift more than you can handle. Doing so can cause a serious back or neck injury.

·      Sleeping in an awkward position. This often comes into play during the holidays when you have guests at your home. If you’re not going to sleep in your usual bed, you need to make arrangements with your comfort in mind.

So, there you have it. These are just a few of the many holiday accidents that could cause a back or neck injury. What steps will you take to avoid these at all costs?