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Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

With winter here, we see a lot more patients suffering with injuries from slip and fall accidents. That’s because the roads and streets are often wet and sometimes icy. People are often bundled up in heavy coats and this can prevent you from being able to see all around you. A slip and fall accident can cause damage to your neck and back. Usually this is the type of jarring fall to the ground that knocks your back out of alignment. Though this type of accident does initially hurt, patients usually feel worse the next day.

You may wake up with a sore back and neck, barely able to get out of bed. What most people do is take a handful of over-the-counter painkillers and go on with their day. Within a few days you won’t even be able to walk and this is when most of us reach out for help. In order to avoid unnecessary pain, the first thing you should do is see your chiropractor. Dr. Vargas will usually examine you and he may take a couple of x-rays to make sure nothing was broken. Next he will perform a gentle chiropractic adjustment.

There are several other treatments that can help, such as Electric Muscle Stimulator (EMS) Therapy, trigger point therapy, and massage. Usually once you get the spine back in alignment and work the soreness out of your muscles with a good massage, you’ll start feeling better right away. In order to avoid accidents like this in the future, it’s a good idea to always be looking around. Don’t get distracted by looking down at your cell phone. Even if you’re wearing a hood to protect your ears from the cold, be sure you have good visibility and can see the people and traffic around you.

Dr. Vargas is a highly sought chiropractor in the Atlanta area who has been featured on Dynamic Chiropractic’s website. The Atlanta Spine Center was also recently voted the 2015 best chiropractors in Atlanta. Atlanta Spine Center strives to give patients the very best care possible and sometimes collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure that patients get exactly the treatment they need. Please call us to set up your next appointment.

Atlanta: 404.575.1300


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