Not Something to Let Slide
1/26/2012 by Dr. Jeana
Published in the Southington Citizen
Parents may be more concerned with safety issues surrounding skiing, snowboarding, and skating than they might worry about sledding injuries. However, whether children are careening down slippery slopes on plastic saucers, sleds with metal runners, or high-tech snow tubes, there is the potential for injury. A first-ever analysis of U.S. emergency room reports shows that children and teens on sleds account for nearly 21,000 injuries annually. As parents might suspect, children between the ages of 10 and 14 years account for the most injuries, and boys account for nearly 60 percent of all cases. With this in mind, chiropractors suggest it might be a good idea for parents to promote the use of helmets among young sledders.
If you or anyone in your family has suffered a sports-related or vehicle related injury, examination and care by your chiropractor can be a great benefit. For an appointment, please call our clinic, located at 200 Queen St., (860) 621-2225. Most insurance accepted. We offer affordable health care for the whole family.
P.S. Fractures are the injuries that are most commonly experienced by youngsters on snow sleds, and the head is the most frequently harmed body part.
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