Treating Slip and Fall Injuries with Chiropractic

Slips and falls are a common cause of injury. Spills, loose rugs, faulty equipment, and snow or ice increase the risk of slips and falls. Injuries that are commonly seen from these accidents include fractures, sprains, contusions, whiplash and spinal misalignments. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat slip and fall injuries. We'll look further into treating slip and fall injuries with chiropractic.

How Chiropractic Works

Chiropractors work to realign subluxations in the spine and promote a better functioning nervous system. These spinal subluxations can create pain, immobility, and impede the bodies natural ability to function properly. Chiropractors correct these subluxations through chiropractic manipulation techniques.

Other aspects of chiropractic care such as modalities, massage therapy, corrective exercises, and physiotherapy are used accordingly to treat all injuries throughout the body. Chiropractic care involves a full body examination before performing any treatment.

Common Treatment Techniques

There are several distinct techniques a chiropractor can use to treat spinal misalignments. The most traditionally most common is through spinal manipulation. The chiropractor uses high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) forces to realign the spine.

In cases that need a gentler touch to realign the spine, the chiropractor will use spinal mobilization as opposed to manipulation. These techniques use slower motions or a gentle stretch to adjust the spine. Sometimes these techniques can use a hand held device to assist in the movement or a table that drops parts down to help facilitate the movement.

All chiropractic techniques are generally painless, although some treatments can create a mild soreness as the body adjusts.

Treating The Whole Body After A Slip or Fall

Chiropractic care is really beneficial when recovering from a slip or fall accident because chiropractic care treats the whole body, not just one area or injury. Often time after a slip or fall there are multiple areas that are in pain or misalignment. For example, a chiropractor will treat not only the spinal subluxations and soft tissue damage from the fall, but also restore range of motion and reduce inflammation in a separated shoulder.

Chiropractors also focus on improving nervous system function, which improves your bodies ability to heal itself, improve joint stability and maintain overall health. You might even see improvement in your balance that might have prevented a fall in the first place.

Contact Us Today To Get Started

If you have suffered a slip or fall accident, Silver Chiropractic and Wellness can help. Contact the office today to start feeling better, faster.