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Slip and Fall Injuries

Slips and falls account for over 1 million Emergency Room visits every year in the US alone, making it one of the leading causes of annual ER visits. Slips and falls can result in a vast array of bodily injuries, from sprains and muscle strains, to more severe injuries like fractures, which account for upwards of 5% of all slip and fall injuries.

The reason individuals choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in slips and falls is simple – chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with slips and falls are sprains and strains, it’s only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice. Many studies have found that individuals injured in slips and falls prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries.

What To Do After A Slip and Fall?

Schedule An Appointment

If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident you will need to make an appointment for a brief, but thorough, examination. It’s important to not only receive immediate and appropriate treatment for any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries, if present.

Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a slip and fall may negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills resulting from the accident, negate your ability to receive pain and suffering settlements, and negate compensation for work loss.

We Will Determine…

When you come in, we will determine:

  • the extent of the injury or injuries
  • the number of estimated treatments required to treat your injuries
  • if referral to another medical specialist is required
  • if special tests are required (i.e. MRI, CT Scan, etc.)
  • if you need to take “injury time off” from work (and provide you with a note to present to your employer)


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Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can vary in severity based on factors like the height of the fall, the surface landed on, and the individual’s age and physical condition.

Some common types of slip and fall injuries include:

  1. Sprains and Strains: These are among the most common injuries resulting from slips and falls. They occur when ligaments or muscles are stretched or torn due to sudden movements or impacts.
  2. Fractures/Broken Bones: Falls can lead to fractures or breaks in various bones, such as wrists, ankles, hips, and arms. Fractures can range from minor hairline cracks to more severe breaks requiring surgery.
  3. Head Injuries: Falls can cause head trauma ranging from mild concussions to more severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Head injuries can have long-lasting consequences and may require immediate medical attention.
  4. Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Falls can cause back injuries like herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, or spinal cord damage. These injuries can result in chronic pain, paralysis, or other neurological deficits.
  5. Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries are bruises, cuts, abrasions, and contusions that occur from falling and hitting the ground or objects.
  6. Dislocations: Falls can cause joints to become dislocated, particularly in the shoulders, elbows, knees, and hips. Dislocations can be painful and may require medical intervention to reset the joint.
  7. Internal Injuries: In some cases, falls can cause internal injuries such as organ damage, internal bleeding, or abdominal trauma. These injuries may not be immediately apparent and can be life-threatening if left untreated.
  8. Emotional Trauma: Slip and fall accidents can cause emotional trauma like anxiety, depression, and PTSD, particularly in severe cases.
It’s important to see a doctor right away after a slip and fall, even if injuries seem minor at first, because some injuries may not show up right away. If someone falls due to negligence or dangerous conditions, it may be necessary to document the incident and get legal advice.

How Slip and Fall Injuries Are Treated by Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can be beneficial in treating slip and fall injuries, particularly those involving musculoskeletal issues. Chiropractors diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders, especially in the spine, using manual adjustments and therapeutic techniques.
Here’s how chiropractic care may be used to treat slip and fall injuries:
  1. Initial Assessment: A chiropractor will assess the patient’s condition by reviewing their medical history, performing physical exams, and possibly ordering X-rays or MRI scans to identify any injuries or conditions.
  2. Spinal Adjustments: Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to realign the spine and relieve pain caused by misalignment (subluxations). These adjustments can help improve the function of the spine, increase mobility in the joints, and reduce pain and pressure on nerves for healing.
  3. Soft Tissue Therapy: Chiropractors use soft tissue therapy like massage and myofascial release to treat muscle stiffness, tension, and inflammation from slip and fall injuries. Soft tissue therapy can help improve circulation, reduce muscle spasms, and enhance flexibility and range of motion.
  4. Therapeutic Exercises: Chiropractors may prescribe exercises and stretches to strengthen muscles, improve posture, and prevent injury. These exercises can help restore function and mobility to affected areas, promoting healing and reducing the risk of future injuries.
  5. Modalities: Chiropractors can use different treatments like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cold laser therapy, or heat therapy to reduce pain and swelling and help tissues heal.
  6. Nutritional Counseling: Chiropractors can provide nutritional counseling to help with overall health and healing. Good nutrition is important for the body to recover from injuries.
  7. Lifestyle Modifications: Chiropractors may suggest lifestyle changes or ergonomic devices to help patients avoid worsening their condition and promote healing.
Chiropractic care for slip and fall injuries can be effective, but its success depends on the nature and severity of the injury, as well as individual factors like age, overall health, and following treatment recommendations. Chiropractic care can be included in a treatment plan along with medical doctors, physical therapists, and orthopedic specialists to help patients achieve the best results. As always, individuals should consult with a qualified healthcare professional before beginning any new treatment regimen.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a Florida slip and fall, call (or have them call) our office immediately. The quicker you receive the care you need, the quicker your injuries will heal and the faster you can get on with your life.
Don’t let a slip and fall injury hold you back – contact Momentum Medical today and take the first step towards recovery. Our expert team specializes in treating slip and fall injuries, providing thorough examinations and personalized treatment plans to ensure you get the care you need. Delaying evaluation and treatment could jeopardize your ability to receive compensation for medical bills and work loss. Call us now to schedule your appointment and get back on the path to wellness.

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Momentum Medical works very hard with our patients who have been injured in auto accidents and other injuries that are affecting their quality of life. We know it may be difficult for you to get the treatment you need because of the injuries you’ve sustained but its not impossible.

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