„As a neurosurgeon I recommend to all those doing winter sports to wear a helmet. Back protectors are helpful to avoid severe injuries of the thoracic and lumbar spine" says Dr. Armin Helmbrecht. The neurosurgeon and spine specialists works at the Apex Spine Center in Munich.
Better call for help in any case of doubt: Members of the Allgäu mountain rescue service train for emergencies and prepare a colleague for safe transport to the hospital.
Sun, snow and danger of injuries: Especially brain and spine injuries can have severe impact. In an AZ report neurosurgeon Dr. Armin Helmbrecht explains the risks.
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