How Chiropractic care works with slip and fall injuries
Falls are one of the leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States and account for nearly 8.9 million visits to the emergency room annually. Most people have a friend or a close relative who has fallen or maybe you have fallen at some point in your life. The risk or falling or rather a fall-related problems rises with age, and it becomes a serious issue in homes and communities. The common injuries that are sustained with such falls include:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Mild traumatic brain injury
- Lower back pain
- Arm and Leg pain
What kind of injuries am I facing when I slip or fall?
Your bones, joints, muscle tissue, ligaments, and the anxious system might undergo trauma from slip and fall mishaps. Furthermore, this kind of trauma can even trigger vertebral misalignment, or even subluxation, that can be able to interfere with the signals in your nervous method leading to pinched nerves, neck pain, again sores, and even everlasting disability.
What should I expect during the screening and diagnosis and treatment?
Similar to the car accidents, slips and falls should be carefully evaluated by a highly trained chiropractor. The initial assessment will constitute your history of trauma, a full medical examination that will include an evaluation of your neuromuscular system, and diagnostic studies such as the MRI, CT scan, and Electrodiagnostic evaluation.
Chiropractors are skilled in understanding the mechanics of an accident and the post-accident symptoms to be able to rule out major pathology. The treatment will entail a devised order to be able to reduce the swelling and spasm through specific medications and physiotherapy such as chiropractic care.
A chiropractor will work to adjust the spine to be able to correct the misalignments and to remove the interference within the nervous system that was caused by your injuries. Once the interference has been removed, the body is then free to heal itself and get to return to a state of health.
Due to Chiropractors focus on correcting physical alignment to be able to facilitate your body’s own healing mechanism, they are very much involved in the area of personal injury treatment. In this case, they are adept at treating soft tissue injuries and sprains with drug-free, non-invasive healing techniques.
So what is expected during the rehabilitation process?
Your rehabilitation process will consist of a series of exercises that are designed to return the strength and flexibility to the areas where your injuries had occurred. During the initial stages, the chiropractor may move the injured parts through their normal motion ranges until you have completely healed to be able to move them by yourself.
The slip and fall injuries can often occur with older people even within their own homes. And as we advance in age, if we do not continue being active by engaging in weight-bearing exercises, then we are more prone to developing brittle bones and weak skeletal systems that can turn fatal during slips and falls.
Chiropractic health note: To be able to prevent slip and fall injuries, you can start by strengthening your body by walking for exercise for at least 30 minutes each day.
Get fast and natural relief from your slip and fall injury with chiropractic treatment. Dr. Mehran Shei and Dr. Parvin Alemi are here to help. Contact us and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care.