According to the Mayo Clinic, more than one-fourth of all spinal injuries occur as the result of a slip and fall. Many of these injuries can be serious and long-lasting, especially if not treated properly. A slip and fall injury involves the same sort of jarring impact as a car accident and can result in similar whiplash injuries to the spine, neck and nerves. When the head hits a hard surface, the neck can snap back and forth on impact. For most of us the natural reaction is to try to prevent a fall by clenching our muscles or twisting into a position where we can protect ourselves from injury.
The fact is, while twisting and turning to keep the skull from making contact with the floor can protect the brain. But, it can still cause injury to the victim’s neck. On the other hand, many injuries occur when the spine makes forceful contact with the floor or another hard surface, causing discs to become compressed or soft tissue bruising to occur. The inflammation that follows can cause nerve impingement that causes significant pain and discomfort. Proactive treatment of your anticipated discomfort can help ensure that you remain as healthy and free of pain as possible.
Chiropractors are trained to help patients with spinal misalignment, neck, back, soft tissue and other types of musculoskeletal injuries. You should consider chiropractic care if you are ever injured in a slip and fall.
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