Back pain, neck pain, and more — injuries from slip and fall injuries can cause lasting pain. Chiropractic is a natural and effective treatment that can help. Here’s what you need to know when recovering from a slip and fall.
Assess the Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can seriously effect the body. If you experience extreme pain or your movement is hindered, seek immediate medical assistance.
If your injuries don’t seem so severe, they may actually be more serious than you realize. It’s important 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 to greater issues.
Our training and expertise allows us to create custom treatment plans for your needs based on the severity of your bruising and pain to get you back to feeling great.
Where to Start?
The first thing you need to do after a slip and fall is take a deep breath before you jump up off the floor. Taking a moment allows your body to acclimate to what it just went through, making you more stable as you stand back up.
Once you’ve gone back to your day-to-day routine, you may need to make some adjustments to how you move. For example, until stiffness and inflammation have subsided, it would be a good idea to stay away from intense exercise. As you get back into your workout routine, take it easy on your body and try using lighter weights or less repetitions.
The point is to make sure you listen to your body. We can’t tell you how many patients of ours rush back into their normal routines without allowing their bodies to heal. While it is true that pain doesn’t reflect the overall health of the body, it is still important to listen to it. Taking your time and giving yourself a few days to lighten the load can prevent more serious injuries down the road.
Inflammation and swelling are a natural part of healing. Rather than eliminate that process, modify it. In the first few days following your slip and fall, try ice therapy. Put ice on the injured area for about 15 minutes, then remove it for about an hour and repeat as necessary. You can also use natural anti-inflammatories like garlic, turmeric, and ginger. Chiropractic care is another excellent way to treat slip and fall injuries, and a healthy nervous system will help speed up the healing process.
No matter how agile you are, slip and fall accidents just happen. The good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce the negative effects while also improving the body’s ability to heal. For more information about how chiropractic care can help you, contact us for a consultation.