Three people take a photo as they go down a water slide People traveling down water slides, especially in tubes, can be susceptible to back and neck injuries, including whiplash and tailbone injuries. (Photo: Gustavo Frazao/

Water parks are high-up on many families' summer to-do lists, but unfortunately these exciting attractions come with a unique set of risks. In fact, water parks reported over 51,000 injuries from 2012 to 2021, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

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