It’s happened to us all before…you’re simply walking along and then, boom! You slip and fall. Even the most coordinated of individuals experiences injuries, and we’d be amazed to find a person who hasn’t had a slip and fall accident at some point in time. According to the CDC, over one million Americans slip and fall annually. As common of an accident as it is, many don’t realize that slip and fall injuries can be seriously damaging. Here’s what you need to know.
How do slips and falls happen?
Well, they just…do. You could be up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water or reaching up to get something out of a high cabinet and before you know it, you’ve lost your balance and have fallen to the ground. If you are lucky, you won’t sustain any injuries. If you do happen to feel any aches or pains, contact us, and schedule an appointment so we can address any injuries you might have.
Common slip and fall injuries
There are some unfortunate injuries that can result from a slip and fall accident including:
- Back and neck injuries – A slip and fall accident can wreak havoc on your back and neck and can even cause fractures. If left untreated, these injuries could cause you to suffer from severe and chronic pain, negatively impacting your quality of life.
- Head injuries – One of the most common injuries that are a direct result from slip and fall accidents are head injuries. If you have hit your head and suffered a traumatic brain injury, seek immediate medical assistance. The effects of these injuries are extremely serious.
- Broken hips – Most people only associate broken hips with older folks, but a hard call could break anyone’s hip. These injuries are often devastating and can mean surgery and a long recovery period. Broken hips are particularly difficult for the elderly, so take great caution to prevent slip and falls.
In all slip and fall accidents, St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine is equipped and standing by to get you back to full health! The benefits of chiropractic care are great for your health and wellness in its entirety, but chiropractic also addresses specific injuries you may have sustained from a slip and fall accident. Our chiropractic team wants to help you recover, and we will create a custom treatment plan to get you back to feeling your best!