Slip & Fall Injuries
We’ve all experienced the unpredictability of hazardous icy Dallas winters. Likewise, there are many other scenarios that can lead to painful and potentially injurious falls. From sports injuries to crowded stairs, slip and fall injuries impact patients of all ages and lifestyles.
If you sustain a slip and fall injury, you should seek immediate medical attention from a trusted local Dallas chiropractor to limit the extent of your injuries and ensure that there no surprise underlying conditions that result or are exacerbated by your slip and fall.
See a Chiropractor After Every Slip and Fall
You may be compelled to see a physician or skip a doctor’s visit entirely after a slip and fall. Neither of these decisions are likely to result in what is best for your overall health and wellbeing. Physicians are great for minor injuries and internal medicine, but they do not have the experience and expertise to properly diagnose and treat most slip and fall injuries.
Saving time and money by avoiding the doctor’s office after a slip and fall can result in further complications and potentially lead to chronic conditions that require more medical care than if you would have received immediate treatment for your injuries.
Chiropractors have the knowledge and equipment to provide extensive diagnostics and treatments for your ailments. Seeing a chiropractor will ensure that your minor aches and pains don’t turn into a life of limited mobility and discomfort.
Treating Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and falls can lead to a number of injuries including minor tweaks and significant fractures. As you approach the ground, your instinct may be to brace your impact by putting out a hand or foot. This reaction can place excessive force on your limbs and lead to wrist, finger, forearm, ankle or leg sprains, dislocations or fractures.
Other injuries can also occur as a result of the impact of hitting the ground or surrounding objects. Consequently, any part of the body is at risk. Therefore, it is critical for medical providers to carefully and thoroughly examine patients to establish the full extent of their conditions.
Any injury can result in significant discomfort and the release of adrenaline, which can mask other injuries. By thoroughly diagnosing a patient’s condition, a chiropractor can establish a complete treatment plan to correct any misalignments and release pressure that affects nerve function.
Utilizing a combination of chiropractic adjustments, manipulations and mobilization sessions (if needed), chiropractors work to improve your injuries. By carefully introducing pressure into the injured area(s) of the body, chiropractors motivate proper musculoskeletal alignment and overall bone and muscle stability and flexibility.
Slip and Fall Settlements
Did your slip and fall occur at work or on public property? You may be owed restitution for your injuries. The team at Ideal Chiropractic Pain & Injury understands the settlement process. By establishing your current medical state as well as the long-term outlook of your overall health, our team will provide the necessary paperwork to present to the insurance agency in charge of your claim. With your current and long-term medical treatment needs established, you can make a properly supported claim that accounts for all of your expenses.
For minor slips or major falls, stop by Ideal Chiropractic Pain & Injury to receive comprehensive chiropractic care. Schedule your appointment today by calling (972) 252-7246.