We’ve all been there before…you’re simply walking along and BOOM! You slip and fall. Even the most coordinated of people suffer from slip and fall injuries, and it would be amazing if you found someone who hasn’t experienced a slip and fall at some point in their life. According to the CDC, more than one million Americans slip and fall each year. Though it is common, most people don’t realize how serious slip and fall accidents can be. 20%-30% of individuals that slip and fall will have moderate to severe injuries, which can include bruises, head injuries, and hip fractures. Here is some information on slip and fall accidents and how we can help.
How Do Slip & Falls Happen?
Slip and falls just sort of happen…at any time to anyone. You could be reaching up to change a lightbulb, making your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, or even just stumble upon uneven ground. Before you know it, you’ve lost your balance and are down on the floor. If you’re lucky, you won’t experience any injuries. If you do happen to feel any aches or pains, make an appointment with us as quickly as possible so we can assess and treat any injuries you might have.
Slip and fall accidents can cause some serious injuries including:
Neck and back injuries – Slip and fall accidents can cause a number of problems for your neck and back, such as a bulging disc or fracture. If you ignore these injuries, you may suffer from chronic and severe pain that will effect your quality of life.
Broken hips – Most people think broken hips only happen to older people, but a hard fall could break anyone’s hip. This injury is devastating and can mean surgery and a difficult recovery. Broken hips and their challenges hold especially true for the elderly, so take every precaution you can to prevent falls.
Head injury – One of the most injuries caused by a slip and fall is a head injury. Traumatic brain injuries have extremely serious effects on the body. If you slip and fall and your head hits the floor or another object, immediately seek medical attention. Head injuries can have dire consequences for your overall health and wellness.
Not only is chiropractic great for your overall health, but it can also address injuries you may have sustained from a slip and fall accident. Our team at Preferred Chiropractic of Midland will evaluate your injuries and create a treatment plan unique to your needs. If you are suffering from an injury and believe chiropractic can help, schedule an appointment today!