Winter is the most common season for back pain and back injuries. Here are some things you can do to protect your back in the winter:
- Wear the right gear when skiing/snowboarding: Skiing and snowboarding can be a dangerous sport if you’re not wearing the right gear to protect yourself. Many people have received back injuries from using old ski and snowboarding equipment.
- Wear the right shoes: The ground can become super slippery during the winter due to ice making it more likely for you to fall. It’s important that you wear shoes that have a good grip to avoid falling and getting injured.
- Shovel properly: Many back injuries occur from shoveling because you’re twisting and lifting at the same time. To avoid any pain, shovel a little bit at a time and take multiple breaks.