Just one tiny misstep can cause a slip and fall accident. These types of accidents often come out of nowhere, happening suddenly, but usually leaving pain and discomfort in their wake. The more obvious accidents from a fall result in sprains, broken bones, or noticeable bruising. However, more subtle injuries might not be noticed right away but can still cause significant pain after slipping and falling. Injuries such as numbness and tingling, frequent headaches, or bouts of pain that doesn’t go away could all be a sign that a fall affected the musculoskeletal system more than you realized. When this occurs, a Charlotte chiropractor can make all the difference in the world.
Who Is Likely to Experience a Slip and Fall Accident?
While slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, they occur most often in the elderly because of a lack of balance or a decrease in musculoskeletal strength. Those working in particular environments may be more prone to a slip and fall accident, particularly if working surfaces are often wet or uneven, poor weather affects the workplace, improper footwear is worn in particular environments, or individuals are not properly trained to handle certain equipment or jobs. Additionally, those who experience bouts of vertigo (dizziness or disorientation because of an inner ear problem) can also be prone to injuries from falls. Thankfully, chiropractic care addresses all of the contributing issues, allowing balance and muscle strength to improve as well as reducing dizzy spells from vertigo to prevent falls from happening, and chiropractic can also help relieve pain from a slip and fall accident and assist the body in speeding up healing time and improving overall recovery.
Pay Attention to Pain
Any time you notice pain in the body, it’s your body’s way of trying to tell you something is wrong. This is the case with the musculoskeletal system after a fall. Ignoring the signs that something is wrong could lead to more pain and larger problems if not dealt with. For most people, medication is the first thing they turn to for relief from pain. However, pain medication only masks the symptoms, leaving you right back where you started once the medicine wears off. Chiropractic is a long-term solution that seeks to treat the root problem to alleviate your pain once and for all. Also know that just because you don’t feel pain, that doesn’t necessarily mean that no injuries were sustained. After a fall, it’s best to have your musculoskeletal system checked out by a chiropractor to ensure your vertebrae and other bones weren’t negatively affected, which can lead to health issues in the future.
Chiropractic Care Offers Relief from Pain
Chiropractors focus on proper care of the musculoskeletal system, specifically the spine. Because of this, chiropractic care from Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor is a great choice for relief from pain from a slip and fall accident. A strong impact from a fall can cause trauma or injury to the bones, ligaments, muscles, or soft tissues, which may be causing the pain you are feeling. The impact from a fall can also cause misalignments of the spine, pelvis, or neck causing discomfort that just doesn’t seem to heal, no matter how much time has passed after the accident. Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team at Greater Life Chiropractic will carefully assess your spine, noting places of misalignment that could be the source of your pain. A specific and scientific adjustment will remove misalignments, reducing pressure on the spine, neck, or pelvis areas to decrease discomfort. Inflammation due to misalignments will also decrease and the body will begin to heal itself correctly.
If you are prone to falling or are experiencing lingering pain from a slip and fall accident, Dr. Grant Lisetor wants to help strengthen your musculoskeletal system and relieve your pain. Call today to set up a consultation to alleviate pain after a slip and fall accident and get on the road to better health.
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