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Fall Injuries

Randall Thompson, DC -  - Chiropractor

Miami Spine Clinic

Randall Thompson, DC

Chiropractor located in Miami, FL

Slips and falls can be scary and may cause long-term pain and disability if left untreated. To get help with your slip or fall injuries, visit Randall Thompson, DC, at Miami Spine Clinic. Located in Miami, Florida, Dr. Thompson has been caring for men and women after accidents since 2011. With in-house X-rays, effective and noninvasive treatments, and an understanding bedside manner, Dr. Thompson is ready to help you recover. Schedule an exam online or by phone today to get started.

Fall Injuries Q & A

What types of injuries can occur after a fall?

A variety of injuries can occur after you slip or fall. Depending on the circumstances of your fall, you may have one or more of the following injuries:

  • Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
  • Headache
  • Dizziness or blurred vision
  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Neck or back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Fractures

When you visit Miami Spine Clinic, Dr. Thompson asks about how your slip or fall occurred — for instance if you slipped on a wet floor or tripped over a loose cord — and what areas of your body hit the ground. Along with your symptoms, he uses this information to determine which areas of your body to evaluate for traumatic injuries.

How are slip and fall injuries evaluated?

Dr. Thompson performs thorough consultations and physical exams to diagnose injuries due to slips and falls. Your exam includes range of motion tests, balance testing, assessments of your joints, ligaments, and muscles, and questions to determine if you have a concussion or other head trauma symptoms.

For some slips and falls, Dr. Thompson takes X-rays. They are taken in the office and can be reviewed immediately to determine if you’ve broken any bones or damaged any ligaments that require casting or surgery to repair. For injuries like these, Dr. Thompson refers you to an orthopedist or other specialist in the area.

How do chiropractors treat slip and fall injuries?

Dr. Thompson uses several treatment methods to address pain and injuries from slips and falls. Depending on what areas are injured, he can recommend different treatment options like:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy, like massage or trigger point release
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Physiotherapies, like cold or heat therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications

Dr. Thompson can combine different treatments during your visits to provide the most relief in the shortest amount of time so you can get better quickly.

Does insurance cover a slip or fall injury?

Either your medical insurance or the insurance held by the business or establishment where you were injured may pay for your care, depending on where your injury occurred. Dr. Thompson provides thorough documentation of your injuries for insurance purposes and works with either your medical insurance or your attorney to make sure your care is covered so you don’t have any out-of-pocket expenses.

Book an exam to evaluate your slip or fall injury now by calling the office or using the online tool.