Can Chiropractic Care Help Slip and Fall Accident or Injury?
It is always wise to take precautions when it comes to safety, but even taking extra precautions may not always prevent a sudden slip and fall. These injuries, if neglected, can cost you heavily in the long run. If you’re looking for lasting slip and fall injuries treatment, consider chiropractic care.
Slips and falls are common; whether it is from an icy sidewalk, wet floor or shoes without enough traction/grip. Here are some common injuries from a slip and fall.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Strains and Sprains
Your muscles may get strained due to a twist while falling, while a sprain occurs when your ligament is torn. In a slip and fall a sprain usually affects the ankles.
When you fall, in most cases, you attempt to prevent injury by reaching out with your hands; sometimes you just land on your shoulder (if you fall to the side). This can result in a lot of bruising and possibly a dislocation which can be very painful.
Spinal misalignments caused from a slip or fall can lead to unbearable back pain. The slip and fall can put additional pressure on your disks affecting the spinal flexibility in addition to the soft tissue pain.
Neck injuries and neck pain do not always show up immediately. Sometimes symptoms can take a few hours to a couple days before they start to hurt; however, there could be small tears in muscles and ligaments that will trigger neck pain and stiffness so if you have a slip and fall you should see your chiropractor sooner rather than later.
Chiropractic care for slip and fall injuries can treat:
- Back pain
- Strains and Sprains
- Nerve-related numbness
- Shoulder and neck injuries
- Bruised ribs
- Tingling sensation
It is important to visit your chiropractor as soon as possible after a slip and fall so your DC can determine the extent of your injuries and help you with a speedy recovery.
How does Chiropractic Care Help Slip and Fall Injuries
When you slip and fall, the sudden stop at the end of the fall and twisting of your body as you slip can really knock your spine out of its’ proper position. Proper, gentle spinal adjustments can put your spine back in its’ proper place allowing the body to help heal itself faster.
Depending on how bad the slip and fall was, your chiropractor may need to take some x-rays to see if there is anything broken. Your DC will then review the scans, plus your medical history and current symptoms to determine the best course of action in helping you be pain free as soon as possible.
Inflammation is a very common part of injury. It is your body’s defense against the damage so it can protect the injured area by slowing down the blood flow in that area to allow your body’s internal defenses to repair the injury. Unfortunately this increase in pressure in the area can cause pain.
While this inflammation is a good thing, sometimes your body overreacts to the problem and produces a bit more inflammation than is needed and your body needs a little help to realize this. Unfortunately painkillers do not always help the process but they do mask the pain.
Depending on the injury, various massage and spinal manipulation techniques will be performed to help your body heal itself. Chiropractic care is safe and non-invasive.
Central Street Chiropractic Can Help
Central Street Chiropractic has the experience and effective results you need to heal faster and in a safe way. If you have had a slip and fall, visit https://www.centralstreetchiropractic.com/ or give us a call 978-441-0600 today. You will be glad you did.