Injuries From Slip And Fall Accidents
For individuals who are 65+, fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations and can result in serious injuries such as:
- traumatic brain injuries
- fractures to the hips, back, neck, legs, brain or spine.
- Bulged or herniated discs
Falls most often cause sprains and fractures of various parts of the arms and legs. Shoulder dislocations as well as nerve injuries can happen when the sudden force of a fall causes the shoulder to absorb the blow from the fall. If you or one of your family members have been injured in a slip & fall accident, you may require medical attention or rehab for full recovery.
Slip & Fall Injury Treatment
Slip & fall accidents can occur anywhere: one's house, to work or in a public setting. The success of any therapy begins with a clear understanding of what a specialist can do for you and how long it takes to heal. Physical therapy is often used in conjunction with occupational therapy and with exercise, focuses on balance, stability, and the ability to perform common tasks, meaningful activities & other skills for everyday life.
Regenerative medicine promotes the healing process and allows for repair of partially damaged tissue such as muscle, ligament, tendon, and cartilage. This is a minimally invasive technique that can be used as an alternative to surgery. Given their ability to develop different cells through cell differentiation, the doctor uses therapeutic stem cell injections to promote repairs or a regeneration of your damaged tissue. This treatment contains mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors that have been shown to offer excellent results.
Most slip and fall doctors will recommend rest after an initial thorough evaluation has been completed. Pushing yourself too soon could make your recovery take longer or make your injury worse. It's important to be patient -- all it takes is one exercise, one set, or one workout to set you back weeks of good healing progress. Typically it is advised to not attempt lifting any heavy objects, exerting yourself, or participate in strenuous sports and exercises. During the healing process (ex. from a major back injury), staying at home may be the best treatment after a fall.
Slip & fall accidents can cause a wide range of injuries depending on the nature of the fall and the general health of the individual. At Dacona Medical Center, we can help patients focus on holistic methods of pain management. Not only does this approach help alleviate pain associated with slip & fall injuries, but it also allows the body to heal both physically and mentally & help you overcome specific symptoms such as muscle stiffness, weakness, feeling and mobility issues, joint pain, swelling, sprains and strains and more. The goal is to maximize function and ensure your ability to return to your previous level of activity.
Restoration and rehabilitation
If you are at a higher risk for regular slip and fall injuries (ex. elderly individuals), make an appointment with one our doctors today. We will focus on rehabilitation and restoration of the injured areas. Injury prevention is key and our medical professionals will provide you with the proper education to prevent future falls. Physical changes as well as health conditions and medications used to treat those conditions can at times make falls more likely as you age.