Slips and falls are such commonplace events 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. We have several convenient locations throughout Florida, including Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, and Tamarac. Make your appointment today by calling Back to Mind Chiropractic at +1(954)-986-4559.
Anatomy of a Slip and Fall Injury
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 your 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:
Vertebral subluxation that pinches nerves and allows spinal discs to herniate
Stretched ligaments, strained tendons and torn muscles
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.
Non-Surgical Solutions From Our Chiropractors
Our lead 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 tissue 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.
Find Out Why Our Popularity Is No Accident
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. We have several convenient locations throughout Florida to help you with any injuries you have Our locations include Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, and Tamarac. Make your appointment today by calling Back to Mind Chiropractic at +1(954)-986-4559.
Frequently Asked Questions about Slip and Fall Injuries
Most slips and falls are relatively mild with the individual recovering from any bruising, sprains and strains within a few days. However, some slip and fall injuries can require the attention of a chiropractor. The most common injuries caused by a slip and fall accident include severe sprains and strains, stiffness and soreness in the back and extremities, neck injuries, whiplash and herniated discs. Severe falls can result in broken bones and severe head injuries, like a concussion.
Our chiropractor does treat many different types of slip and fall injuries, including sprains and strains, herniated discs, whiplash, subluxations, which are minor misalignments of the vertebrae, and neck injuries. In other words, if you have a soft tissue injury that is the result of slipping and falling, you should visit our chiropractor for slip and fall treatment. If you suspect you have a broken bone or severe head injury, we recommend that you visit the ER or an urgent care center.
When you hear about slip and fall accidents, it generally related to individuals who are older. This is because they are most likely to suffer a severe head injury or broken bone, especially broken legs, arms and hips. However, younger people do experience slips and falls, and they are prone to the same types of injuries. Common causes of slips and falls include tripping over objects or debris, slipping on a wet or icy surface, wearing the wrong type of shoes for the particular activity and falling due to an uneven surface.
Chiropractic care is effective at treating slip and fall injuries in children, adults and senior citizens. Here at Back to Mind Chiropractic, our slip and fall doctor utilizes chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, spinal decompression, hydrotherapy, injury rehabilitation and nutritional counseling in order to facilitate the healing of slip and fall injuries. These treatments help lower inflammation, increase blood flow to injured areas and ensure the vertebrae and extremity joints are properly aligned.
Depending on how you fell and the severity of your fall, you may need to go to the emergency room. This is especially true if you’ve hit your head or suspect you’ve broken a bone, like your arm, leg or tailbone. If you don’t need a trip to the hospital or an urgent care clinic, our chiropractor, serving Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood and Tamarac, FL recommend scheduling a chiropractic evaluation in order to determine if you have any soft tissue injuries, including a herniated disc, whiplash or a sprain or strain of your back, neck or extremities. Getting timely treatment for soft tissue injuries can reduce your symptoms and decrease your recovery time.
You should seek slip and fall treatment as soon as possible after your accident. When you receive an injury from falling onto a hard surface, your body responds by creating inflammation and swelling. You may also notice pain, bruising and stiffness. By getting early treatment within a day of your injury, you may experience fewer symptoms and recover faster.