Slip and Fall Accident
Individuals who suffer from slip and fall accidents are at risk for suffering trauma to the joints, bones, ligaments, or muscles. This type of trauma can also result in spinal misalignments, causing severe physical limitations and pain. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, it’s imperative that you seek treatment as quickly as possible. Treatment should be a priority even if you do not believe you are currently experiencing any pain or symptoms.
At Douglas Chiropractic, we offer a range of options for treating slip and fall accidents. A slip, trip, or fall can be particularly dangerous. Among the most common problems associated with this type of accident are back, neck, and soft tissue injuries. Your age, the direction of the fall, and the type of impact sustained can also affect the severity of the injury.
Chiropractic Care for Slip and Fall Accidents
Muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves are the most common areas of the body sustaining damage during slip and fall accidents. Soft tissue injuries may include sprains, bruises, and strains. If you have sustained a slip and fall accident, you may also experience injuries to the ligaments and tendons in your wrists and ankles. These types of injuries should be treated right away. With proper treatment, they can result in chronic pain as well as increase your risk for future injuries.
We can provide a variety of treatments for soft-tissue injuries, as well as other injuries. Possible treatments for slip and fall accidents include massage, gentle stretching, dry-needle therapy, trigger-point therapy, and balance adjustments.
Along with soft tissue injuries, individuals involved in slip and fall accidents may also be at risk for back and neck problems due to the impact of the fall. To treat such injuries, our staff may utilize cervical manipulation or neck adjustments. These types of treatments can improve range of motion and mobility, including reducing tenderness and stiffness. Our chiropractic treatments may also include conditioning and strengthening exercises. In some cases, we may recommend at-home exercises to encourage the healing process.
Injuries related to slip and fall accidents can place a severe limitation on your everyday activities. There is no reason for you to continue experiencing the limitations and pain associated with a slip and fall accident. Contact our office to schedule an evaluation and learn more about how we can help to promote healing from your accident.