Surviving Black Friday 2017: How Not To Get Trampled and Avoid Injury This Black Friday

Surviving Black Friday 2017: How Not To Get Trampled and Avoid Injury This Black Friday

Arthritis/Osteoarthritis in Center Point AL

At Gremmels Chiropractic Center Inc., our Center Point

chiropractor is always looking for ways to better serve our patients.We're happy to offer personal injury care to those who have been injured in any type of accident, whether it be a slip-and-fall, car accident, or anything in between. Unfortunately, this time of year, we tend to see a lot of patients coming in with injuries related to holiday shopping—particularly on Black Friday.

If you plan on doing any holiday shopping on Black Friday, we have some tips worth keeping in mind to protect yourself from injury and keep yourself safe.

Keeping Yourself Safe This Black Friday
Trampling injuries are among the most common (and most serious) suffered on Black Friday; this is especially true when large crowds of shoppers gathered outside a store's doors, waiting eagerly for those doors to open. The best way to avoid a potential trampling injury is to stay away from the very front of a large crowd waiting for a store to open for a sale. Yes, you may want to get those great deals, but it's not worth putting your health and well-being at-risk. And unless you're going for a really limited sale item, you'll probably still get to take advantage of some great deals even if you're not the first person in the store.

Staying alert and keeping your hands to yourself is also key to avoiding injury. If you see a crowd that seems to have the potential to get rowdy or dangerous, it's probably best to back away and go elsewhere. Furthermore, even when emotions are running high over holiday sales, you should never engage in pushing or shoving others to get where you want to be. You never know what types of people are out there, and the last thing you want is to end up in a confrontation or fight with somebody you laid hands on, no matter how innocent it may have been on your part.

Finally, choose the stores and sales you want to hit carefully. There are many large retail stores that tend to make the headlines year after year because of large and dangerous crowds. By shopping at smaller, more local stores, you may encounter a more civil and respectful group.


To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor at Gremmels Chiropractic Center in Center Point, call us at 205-854-3008.

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Gremmels Chiropractic Center
1705 Centerpoint Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 854-3008