Why Chiropractic Care Can Help after a Slip & Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents can be traumatic. Emotional stress can arise simply from
dealing with the logistics of the situation, including any legal action that is necessary.
Slip and falls can happen from a variety of situations, whether it’s a slip due to the
negligence of a property owner who failed
to clean a messy floor or from tripping on
a poorly maintained sidewalk. In the midst of
all the legal strain, however, it’s
important to get ahead of any injuries you
may have suffered.
Many victims of slip and fall accidents choose to seek out chiropractic care for relief
from their injuries. Chiropractic care focuses on treating patients with a range of
physical injuries or illnesses. The goal is to identify and resolve the root of the
problem, not just cover up symptoms through medications or other methods that
only put a band-aid on the real issue. When the spine is healthy, it encourages the
rest of the system to work at its optimal level too. The musculoskeletal and nervous
system play a huge role in our everyday lives, and our ability to do the things we
Before prospective patients book an appointment with a chiropractor, they may have
several questions about what exactly chiropractic is and what the treatments may
feel like. Here we have aimed to answer some of these most common questions:
Q: Do all patients receive the same chiropractic treatment?
A: Chiropractic doctors evaluate each patient’s condition and performs adjustments
of the spinal column or other areas based on individual needs. Not every person has
the same aches, pains and discomforts. For example, one patient may have injuries
related to a car accident, while another
battles chronic headaches. A doctor may
also take into consideration past and current
medical health conditions, so that an
appropriate treatment plan is established for
Q: What if someone wants to see a chiropractor after surgery?
A: It is possible that even after surgery for a musculoskeletal-related issue, a patient
experiences a return of symptoms. The patient may then be faced with either going
through another surgery, or trying a different medical approach. Chiropractic care
can help prevent patients from repeated surgeries, or any at all. In fact, many
patients can avoid surgery altogether if they try chiropractic care first.
Q: Is it possible to learn how to adjust myself?
A: It is not recommended that patients try to learn how to perform adjustments on
their own. A chiropractor uses very precise and specific force to a certain joint in the body, to
help alleviate pain and discomfort. Chiropractic doctors have to go through years of
rigorous schooling before they are able to treat patients. If a patient tries to do the
adjustments alone, further damage may be caused.
Q: How does chiropractic care work exactly?
A: Chiropractic medicine aims to restore the body’s proper functioning, so all
systems can work as they were designed to. The goal of adjustments is to remove
any interferences that could be hindering the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
When manipulations of the spinal column and other joints are performed, nearby
nerves, muscles and organs are no longer negatively impacted by the misalignment.
Q: Is a chiropractic adjustment safe?
A: Yes, chiropractic manipulations are safe when done correctly. A patient may hear
a cracking or popping sound when receiving a treatment, but these are often
associated with adjustments. These sounds are just the pressures that have been
built up between joints finally being released. Chiropractic care can be a more natural
approach to healing as it does not involve invasive procedures, or heavy prescription
medications like painkillers or anti-inflammatories.
While you are getting your health taken care of, make sure you feel confident about
the legal aspects of your case as well. Reach out to a slip and fall lawyer Washington
D.C. residents rely on today.
Thanks to our friends and contributors from Cohen & Cohen, P.C., for their insight
into slip and fall accidents and treatment.