The long, chilly winter months are no excuse for giving up physical activity. Getting outside and taking a brisk walk, playing hockey, going ice skating, or snow shoeing-are all fun, aerobic exercises that will give you fresh air and exercise. But the cold temperatures and snowy, icy surfaces can lead to serious injury. Follow these tips to help minimize your risk of injury while still enjoying your winter activities.
You can’t prevent injuries from ever occurring, but we hope these tips and reminders will help you stay active this winter season. If you experience consistent or severe back pain that requires the attention of a spine specialist in Roanoke or Salem, ask your physician for a referral to Virginia Spine Care.
Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office.