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Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere from your home to your workplace, and even at the grocery store. While they are incredibly common, they can also be quite traumatic for your body. A slip and fall usually involve hitting the floor hard, and because you fall so quickly, you don’t have time to brace yourself. There are a number of different types of personal injury that can result from a slip and fall accident, and our chiropractor can provide treatments to relieve your symptoms and help your body heal.
Some of the most common injuries we see in our slip and fall patients are sprains, strains, and slipped or herniated discs. Because of the jarring impact when you fall, the soft tissues of your back and neck, in particular, can be stretched and twisted into awkward positions. You may also suffer a subluxation of the spine or another type of misalignment that causes soreness, a reduced range of motion, and possibly pain, numbness or tingling that radiates out from the point of injury.
Shoulder injuries frequently occur as the result of a slip and fall accident as well, and we also treat those. Our chiropractor is experienced in evaluating the entire musculoskeletal system to locate imbalances and correct them. This may involve a series of chiropractic adjustments combined with other treatments like massage therapy, spinal decompression, myofascial release, trigger point injections and more.
When you visit our chiropractor in Lubbock for personal injury treatment after a slip and fall injury, we’ll complete a thorough physical exam to get a clear picture of your injury. We’ll also discuss the specifics of the accident with you, the progression of your symptoms, and any other significant medical history you have.
Because of the nature of these types of accidents, it’s possible for your symptoms to develop and worsen over time as soreness sets in, and so it’s important to visit our offices as soon as possible after you’re injured so we can begin treatment. The sooner we start, the sooner you’ll begin to feel better, and the better your overall prognosis will be.
Our approach is non-invasive, and we don’t rely on prescription painkillers to help manage your symptoms. This has many inherent benefits, as it allows you to avoid potential side effects of the drugs and the longer recovery times often associated with surgery. By correcting the underlying issue causing your pain directly, we can alleviate your symptoms while simultaneously working to reduce the chances they’ll return. Our treatments are also designed to work in sync with your body’s natural healing processes, all of which contributes to a quicker and smoother recovery.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (806) 791-3399. We look forward to meeting with you and relieving your pain!