Common Causes Of Spine Injuries

Your Spine Needs Your Help

When you get down to it, our bodies are like our vehicles. Our consciousness is contained within this fleshy vessel of bones, muscle, and tissue and, barring some major advancement in the field of robotics or medicine, we only get one body to work with. As such, it is important that you take care of your body to the best of your ability in order to make sure that you are comfortable well into old age. An injury to the spinal cord can be one of the most devastating injuries that a person receives in their lifetime and here at ClinTech Center For Spine Health, our spine surgeon, Dr. Techy, wants to help as many people as possible with their injuries. However, while Dr. Techy is passionate about helping people, he would also like for people to avoid spine injuries altogether. In today’s post, we are going to pick up where we left off last time and continue to cover some of the most common ways that people injure their spine. Read on to learn more.

Do You Partake in High-Risk Activities?

As a spine surgeon located in Colorado, Dr. Techy understands that people are going to be partaking in more high-risk activities than people in other states. With the hiking and skiing opportunities around the Johnstown area, it makes sense that people would want to take advantage of these outdoor activities. Unfortunately, such activities can have serious consequences if an accident occurs. Below, we have listed some of the highest risk outdoor activities in relation to spine injuries.

  • Skiing/Snowboarding: Few things compare to the feeling of racing down a mountain on nothing but a pair of skis or a snowboard. The adrenaline rush from carving the perfect run and the feeling of the cold mountain air rushing past is a sensation like no other; however, hurtling down a mountain at 40 miles per hour can have some serious consequences if a person happens to wreck. While we aren’t suggesting that people give up skiing and snowboarding altogether, we do suggest that people know their limits and only go down runs that they know they can handle. This greatly reduces that chance that a person will wreck violently, decreasing their chances of a spine injury.
  • Rock Climbing: While it might seem obvious that rock climbing is dangerous for a person’s spine considering they could fall off the side of a mountain, falling in that way is not the most dangerous factor in relation to spine health. The vast majority of people use ropes attached to harnesses around their waist when they rock climb to ensure that they don’t suffer a major fall; however, these ropes can have major effects by themselves. When a person falls while attached to a rope, they typically fall for a few feet and the rope then arrests their movement. Unfortunately, this is not always the most gentle way to stop a person and many people have found out that coming to a sudden stop because of a rope can be quite painful, especially for the spine. As with skiing, we suggest that people only climb routes that they know they can handle.

If you have suffered a spine injury or you are experiencing any other sort of orthopedic related issues, please contact us today at ClinTech Center For Spine Health. Dr. Techy has years of experience helping people with issues relating to the spine and will work with you to come up with a solution that best fits your unique situation. Don’t live in pain, contact Dr. Techy today for help.