Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 25, 2014

Rearend Damage – Be Careful!

Rearend Damage

Rearend Damage

A patient called yesterday to cancel his appointment.

He had gotten off work, was walking out to his car, and fell (His next stop was going to be my office.). He was calling me from Boeing Medical where the best guess was that he had broken his collar bone.

A regular guy (30-something) with two good arms and two good legs… On his most recent visit he was bragging that – after a short series of chiropractic visits – his golf game was the best it’s ever been. Yet he falls walking on a flat even surface and breaks his collar bone (probably).

What does that tell you? He’s clumsy and he doesn’t know how to fall.

Please be careful. Falling is not the small thing it was when you were a kid. If you don’t know how to fall, then come to tai chi class and find out. Pay attention… What are the odds that he was texting, talking, or otherwise distracting from the task at hand – not falling is like not walking into a wall, not walking in front of a moving vehicle, not poking your eye out with a hanging branch, that kind of thing.

All that said, obviously, it could happen to any one of us, right?

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