Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidentSlips and falls are common occurrences that can be dangerous for people at any time and place. These types of injuries can happen to both adults and children. Sadly, many accidents can lead to severe injuries or even death. The most common types of slips and falls include tripping over objects on the floor, slipping in wet areas, falling down stairs, and being pushed into a wall by another person. The following is a list of the most common slip-and-fall injuries.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is a long, thick bundle of nerves that runs from the base of the skull to the lower back. It contains all motor and sensory information between your brain and your body. The spinal cord carries messages about temperature, pain, balance, movement, and other sensations from one part of your body to another. When you are injured in an accident or fall, it can be damaged or severed. This type of injury is called a spinal cord injury (SCI).

A SCI may cause loss of feeling, weakness, paralysis, or numbness in parts of your body. You may also have trouble with bowel and bladder control. You should seek medical attention immediately if you have been involved in a car accident. A doctor will examine you and determine if you need surgery.

Neck Injuries

Your neck is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Your neck helps support your head and protects your spine. Neck injuries can occur during sports activities, work-related accidents, vehicle crashes, falls, and other situations. They can range from minor sprains and strains to broken necks.

If you suffer a neck injury, seek medical treatment right away.

Broken Bones

Bones are strong structures that help protect our bodies. They provide structure and strength to our joints and limbs. Broken bones are very painful and can be life-threatening. If you break a bone, you should seek medical treatment immediately to reduce infection risk. Broken bones can be extremely common with slip and fall injuries, especially for older individuals.

Reach Out to Dr. Keren Gomez if You’ve Recently Experienced a Serious Fall

If you’ve recently experienced a slip and fall injury and are looking for medical attention, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Keren Gomez today. Dr. Gomez is a highly reputable chiropractor serving Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Reach out today if you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gomez.