Slip and fall injuries account for 20% of all reported injuries and usually occur within the home or, among elderly patients, in retirement homes or nursing home facilities. 1 in 4 people aged 65 and older will fall at least once a year and the risk increases after that first fall. It can sometimes be difficult to know whether or not an injury has occurred from a fall, especially since pain can be delayed days or even weeks after the incident occurs. Our chiropractors can help treat the pain caused by a fall-related injury in Delray Beach, and they can also help clients prevent future falls that may result in even worse harm to the body.
Because some falls do not cause immediate pain or visible injury, many people fail to report their injuries or seek medical treatment. Like most accidents, pain can show up much later, sometimes days or weeks after the initial fall, but by that time the pain is unbearable and the injury unclear. Chiropractors offer a variety of treatment techniques that can treat pain associated with slip and fall injuries as well as give clients educational tools and exercises for preventing future falls.
Most accidents involving tripping, slipping, or falling occurs among elderly people, but some common causes or predispositions for injury due to falling are:
Our chiropractic team can provide a wide range of solutions for slip and fall injuries in Delray Beach. Different injuries may benefit from different therapies, so finding the right one for you is crucial for preventing further pain or complications. Some of the therapies and that we provide to treat slip and fall injuries include:
Studies have shown that the best form of preventative care for elderly patients with an increased risk of injury due to falling includes improving joint mobility and overall patient mobility and preventing inactivity in the case that there is a fall. Chiropractic treatment plans have proved to be very effective in helping elderly patients, and anyone struggling with balance or other fall-related precursors, feel more confident in their ability to remain independent despite their increased risk for falling.
The most effective forms of preventative care for the elderly include:
Roughly 1 in 5 falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury, but for the rest of the people who fall, the injuries are not always visible or noticed immediately. It is important that victims of a fall seek medical attention, even if they feel that there is little to no injury to be treated. Chiropractors are not only cost-effective in those instances, but they also offer extensive examinations and X-Rays or other imaging techniques to pinpoint the area of injury. In doing this, you can feel safe in knowing that the chiropractor will either be able to treat your pain and discomfort or they will catch a more serious injury and refer you to a more specialized practice.
Most injuries involve some sort of joint soreness or stiffness, pain in the neck, back, arms, legs, or hips, and in some cases, a healed fracture may still be causing some discomfort. Spinal manipulation can help move joints and the spine back into place, initiating and speeding up the healing process. Massage and manipulation techniques can promote blood flow and circulation back into the affected areas, again promoting faster and more effective healing.
The techniques used by chiropractors are also natural and non-invasive with no need or requirement for medication. This is an appealing route of pain treatment as it is also cost-effective and results can be felt immediately and for the long-term. If you are struggling with pain due to complications from a fall, come see our Delray Beach chiropractic wellness professionals and see how we can help you find freedom from pain today.