Staying Safe Outdoors During the Winter Season
Whether you love winter or hate it, you have to go outside at some point. Cold temperatures and snow or ice can make it dangerous to walk or get around. The colder you are, the tighter your muscles are as you try to stay warm. When you have to go outside, be as careful as possible and avoid walking on icy surfaces. It only takes a split second for you to lose your balance. Our team at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS, has gathered some information on staying safe in the winter.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are common during the winter months. Surfaces that look dry may be covered in ice. Even surfaces that are covered with a slushy mix of snow and sleet may be slicker than they first appear. Don't take any chances. Walk in the snow to gain more traction and reduce the risk of slipping or sliding.
Wearing multiple layers helps to hold heat near your body. When you are cold, you tend to rush. Rushing leads to accidents. When your muscles are tight because of the cold weather, they are more likely to be injured if you slip and fall. Wearing multiple layers may also cushion your fall if you end up slipping.
Don't Over Do It!
Shoveling snow can be a chore. One of the most common issues that our chiropractors hear about is back pain caused by overdoing it while shoveling snow. We have many treatment options to provide pain relief caused by too much shoveling. If you’ve been injured by the repetitive motions of shoveling snow, contact our team to set up an examination with one of our chiropractors.
Chiropractic Care for Natural Pain Relief
If you live in or around Manhattan, KS, call our team at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic today at (785) 776-7568. Our chiropractors can provide pain relief without having to rely on pain medication or invasive procedures. We will create a treatment plan that is customized to help you recover quickly and restore your range of motion.