Importance of Chiropractic Care After a Slip and Fall Injury

range of motionMany people know about the benefits of chiropractic care following a car accident. What you may not realize is that chiropractic care after a slip and fall injury can be equally beneficial for ensuring that you can make a full recovery. Dr. Keren Gomez offers comprehensive chiropractic care and injury rehab for individuals in the Miami, Florida area.

We all recognize the dangers of operating motor vehicles.  Traveling at high speeds in heavy vehicles makes it easy to respect the dangers of that activity.  But how often do we consider that something as familiar and common as walking, running, or climbing a set of stairs can cause injury?  The fact of the matter is that the most routine and familiar activities can very often result in unexpected accidents.

Make a Full Recovery After a Slip and Fall Injury

Stepping on a rock or pinecone, or stepping off a curb, can cause you to twist an ankle.  Slipping on a wet or icy sidewalk can result in a fall that injures your back or causes a fractured limb.  Falling from a stool or step ladder in your workplace can result in an impact injury or cause a spinal alignment issue.  This is just a small sample of the kinds of injuries that can occur in common locations and situations.

Dr. Keren Gomez can help you regain full health following slip and fall injuries.  Slipping and falling can result in broken bones; head injuries; muscle, ligament, tendon, and other soft-tissue injuries; and they can even result in spinal cord injuries.  If you have suffered the effects of a slip and fall injury, we can help you.  Dr. Gomez offers all the benefits of a fully trained and highly qualified physician and the versatility that goes along with chiropractic care.

Slip and Fall Injury Treatment

Dr. Gomez will lend her experience and expertise to your specific circumstances and design a treatment plan to meet your specific health needs.  Some of the treatment options our office can provide includes:

  • Traction – Gently stretching the spine by employing intervertebral traction relieves stress on the discs of your spine.  The act of stretching the spine via traction allows the affected discs to absorb more blood, which encourages healing.
  • Electric Muscle Stimulation – Relaxing the muscles around the spine after a back injury does a great deal to reduce pain.  EMS is an effective tool for pain relief and muscle relaxation.
  • Moist Heat and Cryotherapy – Moist heat encourages circulation in the affected part of the body, and cryotherapy helps reduce swelling.
  • Ultrasound – Sound waves at high frequency hasten the healing process.  Therapeutic ultrasound also reduces swelling and breaks up the waste material in muscle tissue that can cause pain.

If you would like more information about Dr. Gomez’ treatment options for slip and fall injuries, call 305-761-6528 (Dade County); 954-510-5518 (Broward County) or 561-414-2401 (Palm Beach) to schedule an appointment.