Slip and fall injuries can happen at any time. You don't have to slip on ice to get injured. You can slip in oil or on any surface that is smooth or covered with loose rocks. Slip and fall injuries can be classified in a few ways including sprains, strains, dislocations, breaks, and contusions. If you have recently been injured and live in or around Springfield, New Bedford, Fall River, or other nearby Massachusetts communities, contact our team at Boston Orthopaedic P.C. to schedule a consultation.
Injuries Associated with Slip and Fall Accidents
Many serious injuries are associated with slip and fall accidents. Concussions and whiplash are two of the most serious injuries that occur with a slip and fall accident. During a slip and fall accident, bumps, bruises, and contusions are also common and can be quite painful. Some injuries like dislocations will require medical treatment to guarantee proper healing.
Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent form of natural treatment for slip and fall injuries. Physical therapy is also used to help you restore your flexibility and range of motion that has been lost due to your injury. Your chiropractor can develop a treatment plan that will address the source of your pain. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results.
Regaining Your Strength as You Recover
Depending on how severe your injuries are, it could take several weeks to recover. With continued chiropractic care and physical therapy, you can begin to regain your strength as you move forward with your recovery. It may be beneficial to wear an orthopedic brace for a few weeks to keep the injured area stabilized. By following your chiropractor's instructions, you will be able to resume your regular activities in no time at all.
Visit Boston Orthopaedic P.C. to Treat Your Slip and Fall Injury
If you live in Springfield, New Bedford, Fall River, or the other nearby communities, contact Boston Orthopaedic P.C. to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors. Don't wait to get treatment. The longer you wait to see a chiropractor, the less likely it is that your injury will heal properly. With chiropractic care and physical therapy, you will find pain relief and support the healing process for your slip and fall injury.