Common Spine Issues After Falling

Fall and Winter are the most common seasons for people to fall in. This is because the weather gets cooler and ice starts to form on the ground causing people to slip and fall. About 1 million people fall every year in Fall and Winter and receive an injury. The most common injury is back pain. Some falls can even lead to vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Some of the signs of a VCF is sudden back pain, pain when walking or sitting, reduced mobility, and herniated discs. As the weather gets colder, keep an eye out for ice so you can avoid slipping and falling onto your back.