Slip and fall accidents may occur anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Common causes of these accidents are typically preventable. Indoors, they can be a result of wet and slippery or slippery-textured floors, sudden dip or rise on the floor level, rippled or torn carpets, cracks or holes on the floor, stairs with uneven surfaces, dirt or trash on them or have broken handrails, exposed cable wires and low lighting. Outdoors, they can be a result of cracks on the pathway, sudden dips or rises in ground surface, potholes, ice, and clutter or slippery spills on your way. Other causes include illnesses and physical conditions such as eye conditions and vision problems, dizziness, motor function, bone health, experiencing the side effects of medication, and alcohol intoxication.
Bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and the nervous system may suffer trauma from slip and fall accidents. Furthermore, this trauma can cause vertebral misalignment, or subluxation, which interferes with the signals in the nervous system and may also cause pinched nerves, neck pain, back pain, and even permanent disability. Our spine has 24 segments and each of these connections has several joints. When a joint is injured due to a slip or fall, the joint can swell, have muscle injury or ligament injury that may result to localized pain, muscle spasms, and pain to other parts of the body. The injuries can greatly affect a person’s mood, job performance, and ability to maintain the quality of life.
Anyone who have suffered from slip and fall injuries should consider seeing a chiropractor for a treatment. Chiropractic is a safe and natural way to manage pain and provide relief to people who have suffered an injury. Its treatment is suitable for injuries such as spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, and other types of musculokeletal injuries. Chiropractic care has gained wide acceptance in the society. Its non-invasive and drug-free approach is based on the scientific principle where interference with the body’s muscular, nervous and skeletal system and restrained spinal movement leads to pain and restricted function and performance.