Slip and Fall Injury Recovery 101
Winter is a sneeze away in Texas, which means our chances of slip and fall injuries increase exponentially. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year. In many cases, slip and falls end up in fractured bones, but most commonly, they result in sprains and bruises. Curiously, they do not constitute a primary cause of fatal occupational injuries, but represent the primary cause of lost days from work. While there are some steps you can take to prevent a slip and fall injury, it is important to know how to proceed to recover in case of suffering one.
How to Prevent a Slip and Fall Injury
Because slips happen when there isn’t friction between our shoes and the surface, some common slips can be caused by:
- Wet or oily surfaces,
- Weather-related hazards (ice-coated sidewalks, for example)
- Loose carpeting
- Smooth shoe surface
Therefore, some of the actions we can take to prevent slips from happening are the following:
- Cleaning up spills immediately.
- Wearing shoes with slip-resistant soles.
- Installing rails for easy access.
- Remove potential hazards out of the way.
Of course, even if we take precautionary measures, we can still suffer personal injuries by slipping and falling. In fact, slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.
Slip and Fall Recovery
Most commercial buildings require property insurance coverage. Within that coverage, the insurance policy should include medical and property damages as well. Therefore, if you have injured yourself as a result of a slip and fall at an establishment, you are eligible for medical attention coverage. This means that your medical treatment will be paid for, which will give you access to physical therapy, medical care, and a medical diagnosis.
Clinic 59/290 Cryocenters provide medical care and different treatments for slip and fall patients. Here’s a list of what you can access on your road to recovery.
Cryotherapy for a Slip and Fall Injury
Cryotherapy is a thousand-years-old method to soothe pain and improve blood circulation with the use of cold shock. The body is exposed to sub-zero temperatures and thus releases endorphins and norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter which mobilizes the brain and body for action. The release of both chemicals boost overall wellbeing and promote the body’s self-healing potential. Cryotherapy, in this way, has the power to boost the body’s antiinflammatory properties and therefore is a fantastic ally in recovery.
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After a slip and fall injury, your body experiences trauma which more often than not leads to neck pain, pinched nerves, or joints issues. An experienced chiropractor can greatly help realign your spine and therefore give your recovery a boost. Also, by massaging the affected area, a chiropractor helps reduce the pain. Additionally, they will guide you through a plan that includes stretching and exercises to aid in regaining strength.
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Normatec® Compression Therapy is a technology through which the muscles of the body are stimulated by sleeves that inflate and deflate with compressed air. This constant on-and-off pressure provides a massage-like effect on the limbs which promotes healing. The rhythmic compression improves circulation, reduces inflammation, and flushes out metabolic waste, promoting faster healing and recovery.
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Slip and Fall Injury Recovery at Our Centers in Texas
Our cryotherapy centers, Clinic 59 Cryo in Humble, and Clinic 290 in Houston, Texas, are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art cryo chambers and compression therapy gear. We also boast excellent, dedicated chiropractors, as well as the best healthcare professionals who are at the forefront of customer care. Experiencing a slip and fall injury is bad enough, at Clinic 59 and Clinic 290, get ready to begin your recovery process back to health.