Slips and falls are such commonplace events that that people don’t always see them as the potentially debilitating events they are. It only takes a second to lose your footing on a slippery surface, but the resulting musculoskeletal damage, soft tissue strain and nerve impingement can haunt your life for long time afterward. If you or your loved ones have been injured in this manner, you need to know about the safe, non-invasive treatment, pain relief and injury rehabilitation options we offer here at Back to Mind.
Your everyday environment provides plenty of opportunities to slip and fall, from a hard-to-see patch of liquid on the linoleum to naturally slippery surfaces, including new shoes with soles that haven’t been “roughed up” yet. During the winter months, ice on the ground adds an extra element of danger. Some individuals are more prone to slip and fall accidents than others, such as toddlers who still honing their walking skills to seniors or sufferers from neurological conditions whose balance may be impaired. Even an undetected spinal misalignment can throw balance off just enough to make an otherwise healthy individual more injury prone.
Sometimes the results of a slip and fall injury are immediate and excruciating. These may include:
But don’t assume that you’re uninjured just because you don’t feel pain right away. A slip and fall injury can lurk for weeks or months, with the damage growing progressively worse the entire time. You should always get a chiropractic evaluation following any significant slip and fall accident.
Our Hollywood chiropractor, Dr. Abramson, can analyze your spine, extremities and symptoms in detail to see whether and how you’re injured. Chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression can address subluxation, nerve compression and disc problems, relieving neurological symptoms and restoring pain-free freedom of motion. Hydrotherapy makes these adjustments even easier and more effective. Massage therapy can soothe your soft tissue pain, relieving acute inflammation and encouraging prompt healing. Ultrasound therapy is another effective drug-free means of relieving soft issue pain and accelerating the healing process. We can even recommend lifestyle adjustments to help you prevent future slip and fall accidents, such as specific footwear, room lighting and other preventative safety choices.
You may not be able to prevent every kind of slip and fall accident, but you can take circumstances into your own hands by receiving the necessary evaluations and treatments to overcome any injuries that result. If you’re hurting from a recent slip, call Back to Mind at 954-200-7759 for a consultation. You’ll soon understand why our popularity in the Hollywood FL community is no accident