Slip & Fall

Chiropractic Care in Bellevue WA for Slip & Fall Injuries

When you get hurt, it could affect your ability to perform your job or take care of your other responsibilities.At Chiropractic in Bellevue, we have a slip & fall doctor who understands the concerns you have and provides you with stress-free treatments to reduce pain and encourage recovery. 

slip and fall injury

Definition of Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries occur when you fall, no matter the circumstances. In some cases, it might be a result of negligence from a homeowner or business. You might fall as a result of an icy or slick surface, or you may trip as a result of uneven ground not properly maintained by the property owner. If somebody doesn't regularly examine steps and walkways for damage, you could find yourself in a predicament where you have a serious injury. 

Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

Neck, back and spine injuries are among the most common injuries people sustain as a result of a fall. The injury can cause pain in these areas. Back pain can arise as a result of slipped discs. The force from the fall may result in neck pain due to muscle injuries. Another common injury from a fall is a head injury. In some cases, the head trauma might cause a concussion, which affects balance and mobility. Torn muscles, ligaments or tendons can occur. Most commonly, tears happen in the tendons and ligaments in your knees, wrists or feet.  

Chiropractic Slip and Fall Injury Treatment

The chiropractor will recommend slip and fall injury treatment based on the injury and the severity of it. The length of the recovery process varies anywhere from a few sessions to months worth of treatment. We will establish a course of treatment, or treatments, customized to your unique condition and needs. The treatment may consist of spinal adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation. This particular treatment comes from a slip & fall doctor who will manually, but gently, realign the spine to take pressure off of the discs. This treatment helps with neck pain. It promotes blood flow throughout the back, which aids the healing process.  

Massage therapy is another slip and fall injury treatment recommended for many patients who experience a slip and fall injury. The massage will target the muscles, ligaments and tendons to relieve tension. It soothes sore muscles while easing the pain enough for patients to undergo therapy to recover from the injury. A massage also is said to stimulate blood flow to the area, which enhances the amount of oxygen and nutrients the region receives, ultimately making the recovery process easier and quicker. 

Another noninvasive approach we use as a slip & fall injury treatment is exercises and stretches. We'll work with you to devise an exercise regimen that helps to loosen and work the muscles without hurting you. By doing slow, low-impact exercises and stretches, you regain function of the area. You also reduce the pain you're experiencing. The chiropractor will develop a schedule that minimizes pain and discomfort while maximizing the effectiveness of the recovery process. 

Other treatments we utilize include lifestyle and ergonomic guidance and Kinesio taping. We educate you on ways to reduce your pain naturally through nutritional and lifestyle changes. The Kinesio tape is placed in the area to raise up the skin and promote the flow of fluids to the injured area. It also enhances blood flow. 

Call Us Today To Schedule An Appointment!

Call us today to schedule an appointment with a slip & fall doctor who serves Bellevue and the surrounding area, contact us today at Chiropractic of Bellevue by calling (425) 802-5432.