Slip and Fall
Accidents happen – unfortunately, when they do, you may suffer the physical consequences for weeks, months, or even years to come. However, this need not be the case – with adequate care and effective, professional treatment, your accident-related injuries can be efficiently resolved. Slipping and falling is exceedingly common, regardless of age or occupation. However, for individuals within a certain age range, falls can be extremely debilitating. While many individuals will suffer from little more than embarrassment after a fall, some may struggle with severe physical symptoms as a direct result. According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control), one out of every five falls results in serious injury. Potential injuries vary, and can include herniated discs, fractures, muscle sprains, whiplash, or even concussions. It is far more common for minor injuries to occur, though concussions and broken bones are possible. Regardless of what type of injury you sustain, we at AIPI are here to help.
Symptoms of Slip and Fall Injuries
Even if your slip and fall injury does not require immediate medical attention, you may have still done serious physical damage. Depending on how you land after your fall, your injuries will vary significantly. For example, if you land on your back, you may sustain severe back injuries; if you hit your head, you may suffer a concussion (or another serious head injury). You may sustain fractured or broken bones, or damage your soft tissue. If left untreated, soft tissue injuries have been known to lead to lingering pain, though they are typically not visible to the naked eye. Some slip and fall injuries (such as minor cuts and abrasions) can heal on their own over time, while others will require more invasive and intensive treatment.
The causes of such injuries will also vary, and may include uneven surfaces, debris on the floor, excessively wet surfaces, or unsafe pedestrian zones. The symptoms of slip and fall injuries will also vary based on the cause.
Treatment for Slip and Fall Injuries
As previously mentioned, some slip and fall injuries can be treated conservatively, with increased bed rest and over-the-counter pain medications. In other cases, intensive treatment may be necessary. If you sustained a back injury, you may require little more than anti-inflammatory medications and an extended break from strenuous daily activities. Many back-related issues can also be treated with chiropractic care. However, if your back injury is more severe, you may require an x-ray or MRI to uncover the source of the pain – if the spinal cord is damaged, or if a disc has slipped or herniated, surgery may be necessary. If you sustained a head injury, more invasive treatment measures may also be required. If left untreated, moderate to severe head injuries can result in a slew of other serious health issues.
How AIPI Heals Slip and Fall Injuries
We at the AIPI have extensive experience working with men and women of all ages who have injured themselves in slip and fall accidents. Because injuries vary so significantly, it is essential that each individual case is properly diagnosed. Once a diagnosis is in place, our team of experienced medical professionals will devise a detailed and comprehensive treatment plan. If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall incident, please feel free to call us today. We are standing by to help you with all of your pain-related needs.
If you are suffering from Slip and Fall Injuries, we can help. Call (561) 641-0089 and let the caring staff at the AIPI get you on the path to healing.