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Slip and fall injuries in Brunswick
Dr. Johanna ColeJul 1, 2020 10:27:23 AM3 min read

Common Slip and Fall Injuries Treated By Chiropractors in Brunswick

Slip and Fall Accidents can cause severe injuries. 


These accidents are often entirely unexpected, that can happen anywhere to anyone. 


The injuries that occur during a slip and fall accident can range from mild to severe, depending on the circumstances.



In the article below, we will discuss some of the most common types of slip and fall injuries we see in our Brunswick Clinic.



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Head Injuries 

Head injuries are common when someone is involved in a slip and fall accident. 


Hitting your head up against a table, chair, or the ground can make what might have been a minor accident, take a turn for the worse. 


Head injuries shouldn't be ignored, even if there doesn't seem to be immediate damage. 


Seeing a doctor immediately after hitting your head should be your top priority.


If a traumatic brain injury occurred during the accident, you could be left with severe side effects that can last for months or even years. 


Traumatic brain injuries can be hazardous, and you ight not realize the severity of your injury, especially if treatment is pushed aside.


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Slip and fall in Brunswick


Spinal Cord Injuries 

Spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord becomes compressed or severed. 


The spine and surrounding nerves are fragile, so when a slip and fall occurs, it's not uncommon to sustain nerve damage.


Permanent damage is not unusual when you injure your spinal cord, and immediate medical attention and on-going treatment are necessary. 


In general, the higher the injury is on the spinal cord, the more severe the damage will be. 


Depending on the severity of the accident, full paralysis or partial paralysis can occur if there is extensive damage to the spine. 


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Soft Tissue Injuries 

In a slip and fall accident, the tendons, ligaments, or muscles can become strained or sprained during the fall. 


These injuries most often occur to the ankles or wrists due to the nature of the accident. 


We often try to catch ourselves when we fall, injuring our arms and wrists.


Twisted ankles during falls are common because of an unusual or wrong step. 


These are both common ways to suffer soft tissue injuries. 


If soft tissue injuries are left untreated for too long, they can cause chronic pain and make you susceptible to injuries in the same area. 


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Broken Bones 

Broken bones are very painful and scary. 


A break could be anything from a minor fracture to something requiring extensive surgery to fix. 


A typical bone to break in a slip and fall accident is the hip bones. 


Broken hips are often associated with older people, but anyone can break their hip during a slip and fall. 


Hip injuries can be devastating, requiring surgery and a long recovery.


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Cuts and Bruises 

Abrasions to the legs and arms are common after a slip and fall, and they usually only require superficial treatment. 


Abrasions to the head can be a little more severe, should be taken seriously. 


Although a cut or bruise might not seem like a big deal, they should still be documented before you leave the scene. 


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Slip and Fall Injury Help | Brunswick


Visit The Arrowhead Clinic of Brunswick

If you were involved in a Slip and Fall Accident in Brunswick, it's essential to have your injuries assessed by an experienced chiropractor. 


Seeking immediate treatment is very important for your health as well as a potential accident claim. 


If you were hurt due to someone else's negligence, you can seek compensation for your injuries. 


Chiropractic Care is an all-natural, non-invasive treatment method that treats the injury at its source to ensure each patient makes a full and optimal recovery. 


Our experienced Brunswick, GA Chiropractor specializes in treating slip and fall accident victims and has years of experience helping the injured.


If you were involved in a Slip and Fall Accident in Brunswick, click the button below to schedule a free consultation with the highly trained and dedicated Chiropractors at the Arrowhead Clinic of Brunswick. 


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Dr. Johanna Cole

Dr. Cole is of Dutch and Guyanese descendant and a native of Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in Nashville, TN where she earned her B.S. in biochemistry: applied/pre-med at Lipscomb University. Dr. Cole graduated from Life University in 2017 with her Doctorate of Chiropractic. She is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. She has a soft touch when caring for her patients and specializes in a variety of techniques; Full-spine diversified, Thompson, Activator, SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique), extremities, and Gonstead. She considers herself a “Mixer” of techniques. Dr. Cole gained experience in family practice and personal injury while interning at Collier Chiropractic and Back to Genesis Chiropractic in Austell, Ga, respectively. Prior to relocating to Brunswick, Ga, Dr. Cole trained intensively under the guidance and support of the Arrowhead Clinic doctors of Atlanta, Ga in the Gwinnett, Marietta, Decatur, Cascade, Riverdale, and McDonough locations. Dr. Cole is a great violinist and praise dancer. She finds value in going to church, family fellowship, and time with her precious pup CoCo.