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How do you go about recovering from a slip and fall injury? Here are five positive steps to take. Longevity Live Paid Content. 

1. Follow Your Doctor’s Advice

First and foremost, you should follow your doctor’s advice for recovery. Your doctor will be able to tell you things like how long you should refrain from doing strenuous activities, what your diet should be, and what medication you may require.

Slips and falls can cause a variety of different injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, concussions, neck injuries, and lacerations. So, your precise route to recovery will depend on your specific type of injury. 

2. Get Lots of Rest Following Your Slip And Fall 

In general, it’s always best to get lots of rest after a slip and fall injury, especially if your injury involves muscle areas or your spine.

Your body will need time to rest and heal, so make sure you follow the doctor’s orders and don’t overdo things while you’re recovering. If you don’t rest your body enough, it could take longer for your injury to heal. It could even worsen. 

3. Gradually Increase the Amount of Exercise You Do

Your doctor, or another medical professional, will tell you how much exercise you should do and what things you should avoid doing.

But in general, people should gradually increase the amount of exercise they do in order to recover from the injury and get back to full health. 

Try doing non-strenuous exercises to start with so that you can slowly rebuild your muscle groups. And make sure you don’t overdo physical activity. The last thing you want to do is stretch your muscles more than you can stand.

4. See a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy can be necessary after a slip or fall accident, depending on the precise type of injury you have. Over time, physical therapists can gradually bring your use of the injured areas back to normal.

Speak to your doctor about whether it’s a good idea to see a physical therapist. If you experienced any mental trauma after your slip or fall accident, it would be very helpful to speak to a therapist or counselor. 

5. For Vertebrae Slip and Fall Injuries, See a Chiropractor

If you have a back injury, spinal injury, neck injury, or another injury that involves your vertebrae, you should definitely see a chiropractor to help you in your recovery.

Chiropractors are trained in manipulating specific vertebrae and areas of the spine. Typically, you would begin with a consultation session and an X-ray evaluation to find out which specific areas need treatment. 

Get a Free Consultation with a Lawyer to See if You Could Get Compensation

It can take time to recover after a slip-and-fall accident. Medical bills could soon stack up, and you would be unable to work during the recovery. 

But if your accident was caused by a company, organization, or individual, you could claim compensation to pay for your medical expenses and lost earnings. You may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering too. Once you receive compensation, you will have one less thing to worry about. You can then fully focus on recovering. If your injury is the fault of another, get the ball rolling by contacting a personal injury attorney for a free case consultation

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Summing Up

Sadly, slip and fall accidents are all too common. So, it’s best to be prepared in knowing what to do should you have such an accident. When it comes to recovery, to summarize, you should:

  • Follow Your Doctor’s Advice.
  • Get Lots of Rest.
  • Gradually Increase the Amount of Exercise You Do.
  • See a Physical Therapist.
  • For Vertebrae Injuries, See a Chiropractor.

You should also get a free consultation with a lawyer to see if you can get compensation.

Nadine Westwood

Nadine Westwood

Nadine Westwood is a registered dietitian, travel blogger & fitness lover. In her spare time, she helps save stray animals. Nadine really does enjoy sharing her fitness journey with others who might need help with weight loss or finding a stress reliever.

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