With this crazy weather we have been having, many people have been slipping and falling on the ice. This is one on the most common ways that people injure their backs. Even if you do not fall the shearing of the spine can cause damage. Even minor falls on the ice can be significant to cause damage, and in some cases break the vertebrae. If you have recent fell or slipped on the ice, do yourself a favor and get checked by a chiropractor.