A slip-and-fall injury may seem insignificant at first but may cause injuries to the soft tissue and bones around the spine -- leading to long-term pain and disability. At Active Health Center in Oakland, California, Andrew Curcuru, DC, treats slip-and-fall injuries so you experience minimal complications and get back to feeling healthy and strong again. Call today to learn more about treatment or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.
In many cases, your ego experiences the most damage from a slip and fall. It’s embarrassing to fall, especially in front of people. The adrenaline of the incident can cause you to get up right away and brush it off. But, this doesn’t mean you weren’t injured.
A slip-and-fall can lead to back and neck pain as well as other body aches that persist long after the incident.
You may not think you suffered any serious injuries following a slip-and-fall but may find your back, neck, shoulders, or hips start to ache in the days or weeks following. Of course, if the slip-and-fall incident causes intense, immediate pain, you need immediate attention.
Your bones, joints, ligaments, and nerves can all suffer trauma after a fall. The act of slipping and falling can cause the bones in your spine to become misaligned, interfering with your body’s electrical signals in the nervous system.
If you have pain after a slip-and-fall accident, it’s an indication that something is wrong in your body. Don’t ignore tenderness and bruising. While over-the-counter medications may help alleviate symptoms of pain following a slip-and-fall, they won’t heal the underlying problems.
You may experience:
Don’t expect this pain to just go away on its own. Instead, you start to compromise the way you move, which can lead to compensatory pain in other parts of your body. Without treatment, you leave yourself vulnerable to long-term damage.
Treatment depends on the nature and severity of your injury. Dr. Curcuru has the knowledge and experience to evaluate your pain and determine if it originates from spinal subluxations, muscle strain, or a herniated disc.
Spinal adjustments help put your vertebrae back into alignment, improving your range of motion, reducing pain, and alleviating pressure on irritated nerves. Massage, acupuncture, and therapeutic exercise support healing too.
If you suffer a slip and fall, don’t just hope that you heal on your own. Call Active Health Center to set up an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.