Slip And Fall? We Can Help!

Published October 2nd, 2018 by Dr. Hoder

It happens to the best of us. You’re simply walking along and BOOM! You slip and fall. Even the most coordinated people suffer from injuries, and we’d be amazed if you found someone who hasn’t slipped and fallen at some point in their lives. According to the CDC, over one million Americans slip and fall annually. As common it is to slip and fall, many people don’t realize just how much damage can be done. 20% to 30% of those that slip and fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries including bruises, hip fractures, or head injuries. We’ve put together some information on the ways a slip and fall can injure you and how we can help.

How Do They Happen?

Well, they just kind of happen…to anyone at any time. You could be walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night or reaching up to change a lightbulb, and before you know it, you’ve lost your balance and are down for the count. If you are lucky, you won’t sustain any injuries. But if you do happen to feel an ache or pain you know isn’t good, make an appointment with us as soon as possible, so we can assess and treat your injuries.

Common Injuries

When it comes to slip and fall accidents, some serious injuries can occur, including:

  • Head injury – One of the most common injuries caused by a slip or fall accident is a head injury. Should you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, the effects are very serious. If your head hits the floor or another object, seek medical assistance immediately. These severe injuries can have dire consequences for your overall health and wellness.

  • Back and neck injuries – A slip and fall accident can cause a number of issues for your back and neck such as a fracture or a bulging disc. If these injuries are left untreated, you might suffer from severe and chronic pain that will be detrimental to your quality of life.

  • Broken hips – Most people associate broken hips with older people, but a hard fall can break anyone’s hip. This devastating injury can mean surgery and a long road to recovery. This is especially true for the elderly, so take every precaution possible to prevent falls.

Chiropractic care is great for your overall health and wellness, and can also address injuries you might have sustained during a slip and fall. Our team of professionals will conduct an evaluation of your symptoms and create a custom plan to get you back at it! If you’ve recently had a slip and fall accident, contact us today!

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