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Why Should You See a Chiropractor After a Fall October 19, 2018

Southgate, Newport-Fort Thomas
Why Should You See a Chiropractor After a Fall, Newport-Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Whether you lose your balance on a ladder or slip on a wet floor, falling can cause serious harm to your body. Depending on how you land—and your overall musculoskeletal health—you can suffer a wide range of injuries, including spinal misalignment, sprains, and pulled muscles. It’s important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible to detect problems and receive treatment. Chiropractors specialize in joint and tissue care, and are excellent resources to help you heal from your injuries. If you’ve endured a slip or fall, here are a few reasons why you should book an appointment with a chiropractor.

How Can a Chiropractor Help After a Slip and Fall 

Precise Diagnosis

chiropractorInjuries do not always produce symptoms right away. In some cases, pain and stiffness may not show up for several days after the incident. However, waiting for problems to surface can cause your body to experience more damage than necessary, delaying your recovery.

If you see a chiropractor immediately after a fall, you will undergo an in-depth physical evaluation to ensure you heal properly. With a thorough understanding of muscle and joint systems, chiropractors can pinpoint a variety of problem areas—such as pinched nerves, misaligned vertebrae, swollen joints, and muscle tension. By covering all the details of your injury, you can be sure that you’re healing properly.  

Safe and Effective Pain Relief

Inflammation, nerve pressure, bruising, and misalignment are all reasons why you may experience chronic pain after a fall. Rather than rely on debilitating medications for pain relief, chiropractors can provide a variety of therapies to treat the underlying cause of discomfort.

For example, spinal manipulation can help shift vertebrae back in place to minimize inflammation and release pinched nerves—two common causes of back and neck pain. Massage therapy can also help injured muscles relax to relieve stress and tension in the area.

Enhanced Recovery

In addition to providing structural support for the body, the spine protects the spinal cord—a key component of the nervous system. When injuries aggravate this sensitive area, the body’s immune system can suffer and cause a delay in healing. At the same time, muscle tension, inflammation, and misalignment of joints and tissues can impair blood flow, preventing healing nutrients from reaching injured areas. By correcting these issues through non-invasive therapies, chiropractors not only deliver lasting pain relief but also help speed up recovery.

 

If you’ve suffered a slip, fall, or any other physical injury, Dr. Roger C. Jones of Southgate Chiropractic will provide stress-free, safe, and effective care to help you heal. Vastly experienced in chiropractic care, Dr. Jones can quickly diagnose problem areas, and craft personalized treatment plans to give you relief, improve comfort, and restore mobility. To learn how this Southgate, KY, chiropractor can reduce your neck or back pain, visit the clinic online. For appointments, call (859) 572-0029.

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