Tis the season for the slip and fall on the ice injuries. With this winter feeling more like Nebraska than Minnesota with freezing rain, falls and car accidents are all the rage. We seem to be seeing an uptick in weather related injuries, especially after last week’s snow.
What should you do if you slip and fall on the ice? First, make sure nothing is broken. If you are unsure, go to the nearest urgent care for an x-ray. If you are simply bruised and banged up, the chiropractor’s office should be your second call. As a chiropractor, we can determine if your injury is simply a deep bruise, an injured joint or something more serious.
Now that you have some time to wait for your appointment, remember to put the ice packs on. That will help you feel better, will relax the muscles and will help to draw the inflammation out and make it easier for your chiropractor to examine you. It will also help them give you a more accurate diagnosis.
When you see a new chiropractor for the first time, make sure they take the time to listen and understand what is wrong with you. A good chiropractor should do a thorough exam before treating you. It’s important that before a chiropractor adjusts you that they spend time understanding your history along with that exam to determine whether you have a chiropractic problem or something requiring medical attention instead.
We are always open to discussing problems over the phone and determining the next steps. Call our office today if you have had a slip or fall on the ice this winter.