Ice Patches Keep Chiropractors Busy - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Ice Patches Keep Chiropractors Busy

Posted:

 

Watch your step.
Even just heading out for a walk is dangerous this winter.

Ice patches are everywhere.
Dr. Chad Kahl with Southridge Chiropractic in Bismarck says the number of falls always increases in the winter time.
But he says this winter they are seeing an increased number of patients coming in that have fallen.
He says more than 25% of the clients walking in the door are falls.

(Dr. Chad Kahl / Southridge Chiropractic Clinic) "It's been everything. It's been necks, it's been elbows, back, mid back, knees. Pretty much the spine."

Dr. Kahl says take your time and be extra careful when heading outside.

(Dr. Chad Kahl / Southridge Chiropractic Clinic) "Avoid weather any shoes that have a plastic or a leather sole. Try to stick to the rubber. keep a wider base as you are walking. Walk a little slower, smaller steps as you are keeping more contact to the ice. Walking with a cane is going to add more contact to the ground."

Dr. Kahl also says if you are walking up and down stairs to be sure to use the hand rail.
He also recommends using traction cleats on the soles of your shoes.

 

  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Authorities Search for Man Last Seen in Killdeer Friday

    Authorities Search for Man Last Seen in Killdeer Friday

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:44:10 GMT
    The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man missing since Friday afternoon.
    The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man missing since Friday afternoon.
  • ND Produces 1 Million Barrels a Day

    ND Produces 1 Million Barrels a Day

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:56:03 GMT
    The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reports that oil companies are producing one million barrels of oil per day.
    The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reports that oil companies are producing one million barrels of oil per day.
  • Grilling Safety Tips

    Grilling Safety Tips

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:11:27 GMT
    Labor Day weekend is known for kicking off the unofficial end of summer. Many people are firing up their grills to enjoy the final days of the barbeque season.
    Labor Day weekend is known for kicking off the unofficial end of summer. Many people are firing up their grills to enjoy the final days of the barbeque season.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.