Many people at some point in their life have had a slip and fall accident with no long-lasting injuries or effects, but slip and fall accidents can potentially cause very serious neck injuries.
Neck injuries that occur in a slip and fall accident are not to be taken lightly, they can cause very serious problems if left ignored and untreated for too long.
When you are involved in a slip and fall accident, it is important to be seen by a chiropractor as quickly as possible. If your slip and fall accident caused you to suffer a crick in the neck, you will want to be diagnosed by a medical professional and treated before the injury can become worse.
Symptoms of a Neck Injury after a Slip and Fall
It's crucial to your health to be seen by a chiropractor within 48 hours of your slip and fall accident. Do not try and diagnose yourself, especially if you think you have sustained a neck injury.
Depending on your accident, you may not feel pain until hours or even days after the accident occurs. Some of the symptoms that you may begin to feel include:
- Dull aching in the neck
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness or tingling in the arms
- Pain when turning the head
- Moving the neck back and forth
Remember, even if you do not feel any of these symptoms, it's still important to seek medical attention to make sure you have not sustained a serious injury.
Common Neck Injuries after a Slip and Fall Accident
One of the most common injuries to occur in a slip and fall accident is a "crick in the neck".
Many people will use the word "crick" to describe the pain they are feeling in their neck after an accident occurs. The medical diagnosis, however, is not a "crick", but rather refers to muscle spasms, trigger points, or a potential disc problem.
In some cases, the pain that one feels from a crick in the neck won't last long, while in others it can turn into long-term chronic pain. Having your neck examined after a slip and fall accident will ensure that you do not end up with pain that takes months or years to go away.
Whiplash is another common neck injury that occurs to some extent in a slip and fall accident. Whiplash is a notorious injury that often takes days for the victim to develop symptoms. This is one of those injuries that people put off treatment for because they do not realize they were injured after an accident occurs.
Whiplash can cause injury to the disc or joints which can irritate the nerve roots or even the spinal cord. People who suffer from a whiplash injury may begin to feel weakness, numbness, tingling, dizziness, stiffness, or disturbed sleep a few days after being involved in a slip and fall accident.
An experienced chiropractor will be able to diagnose and treat a whiplash injury before you begin to experience any injury symptoms.
Seeing a Chiropractor after a Slip and Fall Neck Injury
It is all too common for many slip and fall accident victims to put off treatment. Many people will think they have not suffered an injury, or that the pain they are feeling will just go away on its own in a few days.
For some, this may be true, while for others, they end up in severe pain that takes months of treatment to reduce.
Do not be the person that comes to us weeks after an accident because you thought you were fine but it turns out you're far from fine. Be the person who comes to us the day your accident occurs to receive a complete and thorough examination
Trust us, if you are fine, we will tell you that treatment is not necessary and send you on your way, and if you have suffered an injury that you don't know about, we will be able to tell you and set up a treatment plan right then and there.
At Cobb Chiropractic our experienced doctors are dedicated to helping accident victims with their recovery. We have been helping the hurt for decades and we have the necessary experience to get you out of pain.
We understand the seriousness that slip and fall accidents can cause, and we will make sure that you're in the best of hands when you come to our clinic.
We urge you to seek treatment when you are involved in a slip and fall accident, do not let a crick in the neck turn into a chronic pain disorder.
All of our doctors offer a free consultation to see how we can best assist with your recovery needs. We will speak with you about the details of your accident and provide you with an in-depth examination to find out the extent of your injuries.
Once we know what injuries you have suffered, we will come up with a specialized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific recovery needs.
Do not wait, click the link below to schedule your free appointment with our expert Slip and Fall Chiropractors today.