Unfortunately, you could be the most coordinated person and still be the victim of a slip and fall injury. In fact, you could probably ask everyone and they all have had a moment where they have tripped and fallen. In a poll done by the CDC, over one million Americans report slipping and falling each year.
As common an occurrence as this is, it is not common knowledge the extent of the damage these falls can have on our bodies. Moderate to severe injuries make up between twenty and thirty percent of these falls. These injuries can include anything from bruising to fractured hips or even a head injury.
How do these injuries happen?
It could be caused by normal daily tasks like walking the restroom in the middle of the night or trying to change a lightbulb. All it takes is a moment of being off balance and the next thing you know you are on the floor. Hopefully, you will get back up uninjured, but if you do feel any aches or pains, you should call our chiropractors to get assessed so we may treat your injuries.
The most common injuries that we see from slip and falls are as follows;
Head injury, the most common injury caused by these types of accidents, is also one of the more serious. Suffering from a traumatic brain injury can have horrific consequences on your overall health and wellness and should be taken seriously. You should seek immediate medical attention if you feel you have sustained an injury to your head from a fall.
Back and neck injuries are also fairly common from falling. You could have fractured vertebrae or a bulging disc as a result. When these are left untreated, chronic and severe pain may occur which can be a detriment to your quality of life.
Most people equate a broken hip injury to the elderly population, but this can be an injury that can happen to anyone who falls hard on that area of their body. Many times this type of injury requires surgical repair with weeks of therapy to recover. Lengthier recovery times are especially common for elderly folk.
Chiropractic Treatment For Slip and Fall Injuries
Our Atlanta chiropractors offer care that is beneficial to your entire body and overall health and are also equipped to take care of any injuries you may have sustained from a slip and fall accident. We have a complete professional team ready to evaluate your needs and develop the treatment plan that is customized to get you feeling yourself again. Call us today at (404) 889-8828 to schedule your evaluation.