We’ve all been there before…you’re just walking along and boom! You slip and fall. Even the most coordinated of us suffer from injuries, and we’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t had a slip and fall accident at some point in their life. The CDC reports that over one million Americans slip and fall each year. As common as it is, many don’t realize how damaging slip and fall accidents can be. Here is what you need to know.
How Do They Happen?
Well, they just…happen. You could be going to the bathroom in the middle of the night or reaching up to get something off of a high shelf, and next thing you know, you have lost your balance and are down on the ground. If you’re lucky, you won’t suffer from any injuries. If you do happen to feel any aches or pains, your best bet is to schedule an appointment so we can assess and treat any injuries you might have.
When it comes to slip and fall accidents, some serious injuries can happen, such as:
Neck and back injuries – A slip and fall accident can cause a number of issues for your neck and back such as a fracture. If these injuries go untreated, you could suffer from chronic and severe pain that will be negatively effect your quality of life.
Head injury – One of the most common injuries that results from a slip or fall accident are head injuries. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the effects are extremely serious. If your head hit the floor or an object, seek immediate medical assistance.
Broken hips – Most people think broken hips only happen with older people, but a hard fall can break anyone’s hip. This devastating injury can mean surgery and a long road to recovery. Though this is especially true with the elderly, you should really take every precaution you can to prevent falls.
Chiropractic care is beneficial for your health and wellness as a whole, but it can also address injuries you may have suffered from due to a slip and fall accident. Our team of chiropractic professionals will conduct an evaluation of your symptoms and create a unique plan to get you back to feeling great!