Seeing a Chiropractor After a Ladder or Roof Fall
Just like any slip and fall, falling from the top of a ladder or roof can be shocking, embarrassing, and physically painful. Many patients who fall in this surprising way are still in a state of shock after they get back up, and don’t think to seek immediate care to ensure they haven’t hurt themselves.
Following a slip or fall of any kind, but especially one that includes a high fall such as falling from your roof, seeing a chiropractor is essential to your recovery. Here’s why.
Caring For Your Joints, Muscles, Bones, and Ligaments
A fall can damage your joints, muscles, bones, and ligaments without you even realizing you’re in pain. Your spine is among the areas of your body most likely to be affected, as many slip and fall patients land on their backs upon impact.
When you land flat on your back, the joints that connect your spinal column can slip, causing the joint to swell. This leads to many patients experiencing severe back pain and muscle spasms, and this is why seeing a chiropractor is so important.
Chiropractic Care Following Injury
Slip and falls are the leading causes of spinal injuries and neuropathic pain. To prevent chronic pain and alleviate acute pain, it’s important to seek medical attention and chiropractic care as soon as possible following a slip and fall. After confirming you haven’t broken or fractured your spine, your chiropractor can help you find relief from your injuries.
Chiropractic care is a natural way to reduce your pain through adjustments to your backbones. This can help treat misalignments that prevent proper bone function.
Slip & Fall Recovery Treatments
iRISE Spine and Joint is devoted to helping those hurt on and off the job recover from the injuries endured from a slip and fall accident. We acknowledge that no two cases or patients are the same and, as such, approach each individual with a careful, personalized plan to maximize the potential of recovering and returning to your normal hobbies and daily activities as soon as possible.
Contact us by phone at (888) 966-9750 or online to begin your recovery.