Accidents from falls play a significant role in many injuries and even deaths in schools, work environments, homes, and many other areas. The injuries are either major or minor, depending on the fall. Regardless of the severity of the fall, it’s vital to get a thorough assessment of your current condition. At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, serving Houma and Thibodaux, LA, we help patients recover from soft tissue injuries, spinal injuries, and others caused by slips and falls.
Common Types of Slips and Falls Injuries
Slips and falls can occur anywhere, leading to one or more of the following injuries:
- Spine Injuries - Falling may cause you to compress or injure your spinal cord. If the fall is too grave, it may cause it to be badly severed.
- Soft Tissue Injury - Minor slips and falls can cause damage to a muscle, ligament, or tendon. Soft tissue injuries may not be visible but sometimes display bruising or swelling.
- Fractures - These are pretty common with slips and falls and can cause chronic pain and internal bleeding. The most severe fracture is to the hip that can cause various health complications.
- Cuts and Wounds - Minor slips and falls mainly cause a wound or opening that can be fixed with a few stitches and at-home care.
Treatments for Slips and Fall Injuries
Overall, slips and falls cause aches, stiffness, pain, and injuries to the body. The impact is felt throughout the body, but symptoms may not always be obvious. Most patients think they are fine after an accident and do not realize the seriousness of their condition until symptoms become severe. That’s why it’s essential to visit our Houma or Thibodaux offices for a thorough assessment. Our team can recommend various treatment methods to alleviate your pain or discomfort, including:
Our chiropractic care is beneficial for anyone who has suffered a slip and fall accident. Our chiropractors have an extensive understanding of the spine, nerves, and soft tissue. For such injuries that affect the spine, our chiropractors use adjustments, decompression therapy, or spinal manipulation to address the root cause of your problem, helping you find natural relief from your pain.
Slips and falls can sometimes result in painful injuries lasting for weeks or even months. Massage therapy helps ease the pain by focusing on your muscles. The treatment involves different massages that address the specific pains in your body.
Dry needling is a treatment method used to treat muscle tissue to reduce pain and restore function. It requires a high level of expertise and is mainly part of our physical therapy treatment. Dry needling can address pain in the hip, back, shoulder, heel, and neck.
Contact Us for Injury Treatment from Our Chiropractors in Houma or Thibodaux, LA
Slips and falls can lead to minor or major injuries and serious health complications. If you have experienced an accident lately and the pain is still present, visit us at Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation in Houma or Thibodaux, LA, for a proper analysis. You can also call us at (985) 447-2225 for our Thibodaux office or (985) 873-8586 for our Houma office to learn more about how we can help you live pain-free.