Neck pain, back pain and more — injuries from a slip and fall accident can cause long lasting pain. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective treatment that can help. Here’s what you need to know when you are recovering from a slip and fall accident.
Assess Your Injuries
A slip and fall accident might not sound like much, but if can seriously impact your body. If your movement is limited or you experience extreme pain, seek immediate medical assistance.
If your injuries are less than sever, they can still be more serious than you think. Be sure to make an appointment with your chiropractor after a slip and fall even if your spine doesn’t seem to be injured. Your spine carries the weight of your entire body, and any changes in the way you move due to an injury can cause your spine to overcompensate, leading yo larger issues down the road.
Our years of experience allows us to create unique treatment plans that are custom to your needs based on the severity of your injuries so we can get you back to feeling great!
Where To Start?
The first thing you should do after a s lip and fall accident is take a deep breath. Allow your body to acclimate to what it just went through and stabilize itself before you jump up off the floor.
Once you’ve returned to your daily routine, you may nee to make some adjustments to how you move. For example, you should avoid intense exercise until inflammation and stiffness have subsided. As you ease your way back into your workout routine, keep your weights light along with less repetitions.
The main point we are trying to make is how important it is to listen to your body. We can’t tell you how many patients we’ve treated that rush back into their normal routines before their bodies healed. While it is true that pain doesn’t necessarily reflect how healthy the body is, it is still important to pay attention to it. Take the necessary time for your body to heal to prevent more serious injuries in the future.
Swelling and inflammation are a natural part of the healing process. Rather than remove that process, modify it. In the first few days after your slip and fall, try ice therapy. Put ice on the affected area for approximately 15 minutes, then remove it for an hour and repeat as necessary. You can also incorporate natural anti-inflammatories like turmeric, ginger, and garlic into your routine. Chiropractic is another excellent form of treatment for slip and fall injuries, and promotes a healthy nervous system that will help speed up the healing process.
No matter how agile you may be, slip and falls just happen! The good news is that there are measures you can take to reduce the negative effects while improving your body’s ability to heal. For more information about how chiropractic can help, contact us for a consultation!