Spine Injuries Come From Many Causes
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at ClinTech Center For Spine Health, Dr. Techy is dedicated to helping all Johnstown area residents with issues relating to the spine. As most people are already well aware, the spinal cord is a pretty important component to the human body and is responsible for making sure that all the parts of the body are able to communicate with each other and the brain. Injuries to this area of the body can be devastating for multiple reasons and, in our opinion, avoiding spinal cord injuries is something that every person should strive to do. In today’s post, we are going to go over some of the most common ways that people receive spinal cord injuries in the hope that all of our readers will be better informed about high-risk activities in relation to their spinal health. Continue reading below to learn more.
Don’t Put Your Spine in Dangerous Situations
Life is dangerous. Every single day, millions of people are put in situations that, if one thing were to go wrong, could have catastrophic effects on their physical health. While we know that you can’t make your life 100 percent safe at all times, you can take some precautions to make sure that you don’t end up having to come see our spine surgeon. Below, we have listed a few of the ways that our patients most commonly receive their injuries.
- Car Accidents: It probably comes as no surprise that automobile accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States. With millions of people on the road at any given time, accidents are going to happen and, even with the best of intentions, most people will be involved in an automobile accident at some point in their life. Because driving is a necessity for most people, the best way to protect yourself when driving a vehicle is to stay alert, wear your seat belt, and avoid excessive speeding.
- Falls: Believe it or not, Dr. Techy helps to treat many people who have hurt themselves from falling. While most people don’t think about falls being particularly dangerous, especially if they are not from a great height, a single misplaced step is all it takes to do some serious damage to the spine. In 2014, falls were the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries and were most often caused by falling down a flight of stairs, seizure, or fainting. While it’s hard to protect yourself from falling if it is an accident, taking extra precaution around stairs or areas that are slippery can go a long way in making sure that you don’t suffer an injury.
Join us again next time as we continue to cover some of the most common ways that people suffer spinal cord injuries. If you have already suffered an injury and are in need of a spine surgeon to help alleviate your pain, please contact us today at ClinTech Center For Spine Health and ask to schedule a consultation. Dr. Techy will assess your situation and come up with the best plan possible to treat your specific condition. Don’t suffer more than you have to, contact us today and see what a spine surgeon can do for you.