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Winter Slips and Falls

Winter Slips and Falls

There are three types of slip-and-fall injuries that commonly occur in winter conditions. The first is when your feet go out from under you, and you hit the ground bottom-first. This can cause low back injury, mid-back injury, and is particularly damaging when it occurs on stairs, due to the multiple angles of impact on your body. Problems resulting from this type of fall can include pelvic sprains or disc injuries, both of which can be treated with chiropractic.

Chiropractic Care and Fall Prevention

Falls are indicators of morbidity among the elderly with two-fifths of those aged 75 and above at a greater risk of falls. An article on Fall Prevention by Carol Marleigh shows that falls have been attributed to visual impairments, dizziness and diseases of the blood vessels. Chiropractic care can help!