By Jeff Sheppard 15 Jan 2021 no comment 748 Views

Last week we shared six tips to prevent falls when you’re out and about this winter season.  This week, we’ll share three more.

Remember that falls are a leading cause of injury and disability.  You may pick yourself up, shake yourself off and feel that the only thing hurt has been your pride.  You might not feel the effects of misalignment, soft tissue damage, and/or whiplash until long after the fall has been forgotten.

If you’ve had a fall, it’s better to make an appointment with your chiropractor as soon as possible.  The sooner we are able to treat you, the sooner we will be able to support your body through proper healing.

Come in to see us if you’re in pain, even if you aren’t sure why it hurts.  We can help—even if the injury is old, or the result of cumulative strain.

Follow these three tips to protect against winter falls.

Be prepared for ice at home.  Keep de-icer, sand, kitty litter or rock salt at hand to put on your steps, walkways and driveway when it’s icy.  Replenish your stock regularly so you never have to do without until you can get to the store.  Put some in a small bag to carry with you if your daily errands take you over uncleared ice.

Avoid carrying heavy loads. It’s easy to lose your balance when you’re carrying numerous shopping bags.  Armloads of boxes make it difficult to see where you’re going and what you’re stepping on.  If you’re at the mall for a day of shopping, make regular trips to the car to drop off parcels and bags rather than try to haul them all day.  If you’re carrying groceries, it’s better to make more trips to and from the car, with just a couple bags at a time, than overloading yourself to “save trips.”

Regular chiropractic maintenance can help reduce your risk of a fall. If we haven’t seen you recently, it’s time to schedule your next appointment.  Contact Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 today.

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