Unfortunately, there is simply no way to prepare for a slip and fall accident. Falls can happen suddenly and come out of nowhere. A slip and fall accident can be minor or quite detrimental, causing injury and pain for many days or weeks. More serious slip and fall accidents can cause immediate and noticeable injuries such as strains, sprains, bruising, or even broken bones. But sometimes injuries from a slip and fall accident aren’t noticeable right away. It may not be until days later that you experience some side effects from a slip and fall, such as headaches, numbness and tingling of the extremities, or other musculoskeletal pain. Chiropractic care from a Bentonville chiropractor can be beneficial for healing after a slip and fall accident, whether you notice any significant injuries right away or not.
Pain Caused By Slip and Fall Accidents
Any type of pain means that something is wrong with the body. If you experience pain after a slip and fall accident, it is important that you listen to your body and seek the necessary care. Musculoskeletal pain such as tenderness or bruising are not to be ignored. In fact, ignoring pain after a slip and accident may only make matters worse. Pain that is not dealt with may worsen or even become chronic. Thankfully, Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela specializes in alleviating pain through chiropractic care. Your first reaction after a slip and fall accident might be to reach for medication, and while this can provide short-term relief, it doesn’t fix the underlying problem that resulted from the fall. Chiropractic care seeks to treat the root cause of pain so that you can see long-lasting results.
Some Experience an Increased Risk of Slip and Fall Accident
Anyone can experience a slip and fall accident, but the elderly have a higher risk of slipping and falling. As we get older, our bodies experience normal wear and tear. Many elderly people have poor balance or decreased musculoskeletal strength due to aging. Those who suffer from vertigo may also have an increased chance of slipping and falling. Vertigo is an inner ear problem that causes dizziness and unsteadiness on your feet, which could lead to falling. Job environment can be a factor in slip and fall accidents as well. If you work a job where surfaces are often wet, this could increase chances of falling. If you are at a higher risk of a slip and fall accident, Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can improve overall function of the body to decrease your chances of suffering from a fall.
Chiropractic Care for Healing
If you have suffered from a fall or are worried about falling, chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic care improves musculoskeletal and joint health for better balance and improved overall mobility to prevent slip and fall accidents from happening in the first place. Gentle adjustments correct spinal misalignments that are the root cause of vertigo or dizziness to also decrease the risk of slipping and falling. But if you already have suffered from a slip and fall accident, chiropractic care can still provide relief. A slip and fall accident can cause spinal misalignments that keep your body from healing as it should. Dr. Tom Niemela can remove spinal misalignments through chiropractic adjustments for a faster relief and a full recovery after an injury from a fall. Chiropractic care also reduces inflammation as well as pressure on the spine, back, or neck that can be a source of pain. Once the spine is properly aligned, the body’s natural healing ability can function optimally so you can feel better quickly.
If you are worried about falling or have suffered a fall, Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can help. Set up an appointment today to experience whole body health.
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