What to Do After Falling on your Back

Falling on your back can be very dangerous. It’s important that after you’ve fallen on your back you take the proper steps to not injure yourself further:

  • Assess your body: Evaluate your condition and determine if you can move. Seek medical attention if you cannot move. 
  • Apply ice: If you notice any swelling or feel pain on the area you fell on, you should put some ice on it. Apply ice for 15-20 minutes with breaks in between. 
  • Take it easy: Give your body some time to rest and recover. Try to avoid activities that could strain your back further.