Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of injuries throughout the year. While many people associate slip and fall accidents strictly with the winter months, this is not the case. They can be caused by anything - from slick and slippery surfaces to hazardous sidewalks and steps.
People who suffer slip and fall injuries can experience trauma to many different parts of the body, including the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments. Depending on the severity of these injuries, the results can be catastrophic and have a lasting impact on the victim’s overall quality of life.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in Texas, there is a good chance you are at risk of straining or breaking one of your body parts. This is often the case because of how victims fall in these situations. For example, if you fall forward, your natural inclination is to put your arms and hands out in order to brace your fall.Unfortunately, this instinctual reaction can result in a sprained wrist or a broken arm, depending on how severe the fall was. If you happen to fall backward, you are at risk of landing on the back of your head, resulting in a concussion or some other type of back or neck injury.
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, please contact Premier Injury Clinics of DFW. We have five convenient locations throughout DFW metroplex and are one of the few clinics that has a doctor of chiropractic present at all times. Each clinic is highly staffed, featuring two chiropractors on-site at all times. We also offer extended hours and complimentary transportation, should you need assistance immediately following an accident.
Chiropractic Care for Slip and Fall Accident Victims
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, 95 million workdays are lost each year because of slip and fall injuries. Falls also account for an estimated 8 million emergency room visits, which is the leading cause of hospital visits (21.3%). The chiropractors here at Premier Injury Clinics of DFW help treat slip and fall accident victims for neck pain, back pain, torn muscles, torn ligaments, broken bones, joint pain, and lacerations. In many cases, these conditions happen as a result of deep contusions within the nervous system. Pinched or damaged nerves are also quite common following slip and fall accidents. These issues occur when the paths of the nerves and blood flow are narrowed, preventing your body from communicating with itself.
At Premier Injury Clinics of DFW, our experienced chiropractors are dedicated to working closely with our patients in order to address their concerns. We know how stressful these types of injuries can be and will do our best to help you. With five convenient locations in Dallas, Mesquite, Desoto, Fort Worth, and Arlington, we are able to treat a broader scope of patients. In addition to the chiropractic services we offer at our clinics, we also offer once a week in-house visits by an independent medical doctor for evaluation and prescription medication consultation. We offer attorney referrals (if requested), doctor referrals, and diagnostic imaging referrals for MRIs, CTs, and other tests. We also work with pain management doctors, neurologists, and orthopedic specialists. Please give one of our five locations a call today to schedule an appointment to evaluate your injuries following a slip and fall accident.