Did you know that slip and fall accidents send over eight million people to the Emergency Room in the U.S. every year? Of all types of personal injury accidents, only auto accidents send more people to the ER each year in the U.S. than slip and falls do. Whether you have slipped in a public place, such as a park or public restroom, or on private property, the damage from a slip and fall can be devastating to various parts of your body.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, chances are you are experiencing one or several of the following injuries:
The most common symptoms of slip and fall injuries are pain—often severe and at the location of the injury—localized swelling, and trouble walking. If you have hit your head after slipping, you may also experience neurological symptoms, such as blurred vision, headaches, or confusion.
Out of all of the injuries discussed above, the most common are sprains to the lower extremities and wrists, and strains of the lower back. When you’ve suffered a strain, sprain, or similar injury, chiropractic adjustments are uniquely effective at reducing inflammation and pain.
Many people who have suffered a mechanical injury as the result of a slip and fall accident believe that chiropractic is the best treatment after a fall, and their reasons are simple: chiropractic care is unparalleled for the treatment of soft tissue injuries, particularly injuries of the spine, and does not involve painful or risky surgeries or the use of medications.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a slip and fall accident, please contact our accident and injury clinic immediately so our trained chiropractors can provide you with a full examination, including:
The quicker you begin receiving treatment for your injuries, the quicker you will be able to get back to enjoying your daily life. Schedule an appointment with our Palatka accident and injury clinic today at (386) 492-7931 or contact us online.