Slip and fall accidents happen all the time and to anyone, young or old. While many people assume the elderly and less active individuals are more susceptible to slip and fall accidents, this is not the case. Millions of people visit the emergency room every single year for injuries that happen as a result of a slip, trip, or fall. Whether you trip on some torn carpeting or slip on a wet floor that didn’t have a sign, it is important you seek medical attention right away.
Often, these types of accidents can result in long-term injuries that you may not notice immediately. Some of the most common injuries that happen as a result of a slip and fall accident are back and neck injuries. In fact, the majority of slip and fall incidents will lead to an upper and/or lower back injury.
Here at Premier Injury Clinics of DFW, we treat individuals who have suffered an injury following a slip and fall accident on a regular basis. Our knowledgeable team understands what adjustments and services you need in order to feel better and get back on your feet. Depending on how serious the accident was, you may require long-term rehabilitation and additional medical assistance. We encourage you to give one of our clinics a call today if you have suffered an injury from a slip and fall accident. Our chiropractors have the knowledge and resources necessary to assess your injury and will use spinal manipulation, adjustments, massage, and other holistic techniques to help you recover.
Let’s now take a look at the five things you should do immediately following a slip and fall accident:
Seek medical attention
First and foremost, you should seek medical attention if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident. Depending on the seriousness of your injury, this could mean a visit to the emergency room. Others may be able to wait and come into one of our pain management clinics in the days following the incident. Pay attention to your body and listen to what it is telling you. Never ignore any symptoms of pain, as they could turn into a more serious problem.
Write down your symptoms
It can be easy to forget how you are feeling once some time has passed. In order for us to provide you with the necessary treatment, it is important we have all the information about the accident and how you are feeling.
Consider your options
While many people immediately turn to over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate the symptoms of back pain following a slip and fall accident, we encourage you to consider your options. Visiting a chiropractor is often a good idea, as we will be able to evaluate you and pinpoint any areas of concern. We understand that you may be in pain and we are here to help with getting to the root of the problem, not masking it with medication.
It is often helpful to take pictures of your injuries to help us better understand what happened. If you suffered any bruises or have a specific area that is bothering you, take pictures and bring them to your appointment with you.
Recovering from an injury following a slip and fall accident can take time, which is why we encourage you to practice patience. Chiropractic care is a very effective form of treatment, but it can take time. While some people may experience immediate relief following just one treatment, others may need several treatments before they feel better.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact Premier Injury Clinics of DFW and schedule an appointment with one of our experience pain management doctors.