These Holiday Accidents Could Cause a Back Injury

spine healthLike most people, you’ll probably find yourself busy during the holiday season. While there’s nothing wrong with this, it’s important to keep a close watch on your health and well being at all times.

There are many types of holiday accidents that could cause a back or neck injury, with these three among the most common:

·      Car accident: With more people on the road (some of who may be intoxicated) the risk of an accident is much greater. Even a minor fender bender can result in a serious injury.

·      Slip and fall: From ice to snow, from rain to wind, there are a variety of weather conditions that can cause an outdoor slip and fall accident. Just the same, watch for potential hazards indoors, such as when visiting a local shopping mall or grocery store.

·      Fall from height: Do you have plans to hang holiday lights on the exterior of your home? Are you heading onto your roof to decorate? Are you using a ladder indoors, such as to put a star on top of your tree? Any time you work at height you’re at risk of falling to the ground below, so make sure you take special precautions.

Don’t spend the holidays worried that you’ll be part of an accident. However, if you injure yourself in any way, seek immediate medical treatment. Doing so increases the likelihood of making a full recovery.