Snow Sledding Tips to Avoid Landing in the E.R.

December 5, 2014 10:16 PM

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If you live in an area that gets snow during the winter, sledding is probably a part of your family's winter activities. Sledding can be great fun, but it can also lead to serious injuries. Research shows over 20,000 emergency room visits per year were a direct result of sledding injuries in patients 19 and younger.

Most sledding injuries in kids are preventable, if proper precautions are taken. If you don't put safety first when sledding, this wildly entertaining activity can lead to serious injuries. Head and neck injuries are a particular concern while sledding. Severe cases can lead to paralysis, disability...

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