Personal Injury Chiropractic Treatment
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, but with holiday activities combined with snow and icy winter weather, risks rise during the holiday season. The rush of holiday shopping combines with parties and celebrations create potentially dangerous conditions on roads and sidewalks.
This is the most wonderful time of year, but it can also be quite dangerous. In an effort to get it all done, we often rush around and ignore our surroundings, our bodies and the basic rules of safety.
The culprit is all the shopping, decorating, cooking, cleaning and traveling that happens over the holidays. Strains and sprains are the most common injuries, and can be extremely painful. Carrying overly heavy or large shopping bags also causes a significant increase in injuries to the shoulder, neck and upper and lower back.
You may also find yourself taking extra physical risks-hanging colored lights on the roof, lugging a Christmas tree around, or shoveling snow.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) also reported that injuries from falls from ladders while stringing lights and hanging decorations and other normally joyful holiday decorating activities are up from previous years.
Despite taking extra precautions, accidents do happen. It’s important to make time for safety while celebrating the holidays. Many personal injuries can be avoided and your holidays will be memorable for all the right reasons. Stay alert. Take extra care, and regular visits to your St Paul MN Chiropractor can keep you in tip top shape all year long! To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.
Have a safe and happy holiday!