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Wesley Chapel Spine & Sports Medicine

Wesley Chapel Spine & Sports Medicine, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, fl

Slip and Fall

     Slips, Trips and Falls are some of the most common types of accidents affecting people across the country, resulting in thousands of injuries every day, some more serious than others. In most cases, Slip and Fall victims suffer obvious injuries, such as broken bones, dislocations or open wounds, but many others don’t see any signs of apparent injury after a fall and therefore assume they don’t need any medical attention. No matter how minor the fall may seem, you should always get evaluated after a falling accident, whether you fall at work, slip on the ice in a store parking lot or trip on a crack in the sidewalk. Many Slip and Fall accidents result in hidden injuries, such as concussions, sprain/strain injuries or other soft tissue damage, which may not become evident until days or even weeks after the incident. Seeking medical attention right away after a fall can reduce your risk of experiencing long-lasting injury, chronic pain or even death.

     It is of vital importance to understand what Slip and Fall Injuries are and how they can happen. A slip occurs when there is something slick or lacking in friction between the surfaces you are walking on and your feet (bottom of your shoe). Things like spilled liquid, a change in flooring (like moving from carpet to polished floors) or even flooring that isn’t properly secured can causes these incidents. There are numerous combinations of instances where an individual isn’t able to properly obtain the traction necessary to stay upright and navigate through any type of surface. Trips are just as hazardous as slips and can happen due to almost anything being in the way of the step you are attempting to take.

     There are many injuries that can occur as a result of a falling accident, depending on the type and severity of the fall. The following are some of the more common injuries resulting from Slip and Fall accidents:

  • Head Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Hip Fractures
  • Knee Injuries
  • Sprain/Strains
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Neck Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Lacerations and Bruising
  • Soft Tissue Damage

     Even if you suffer a minor injury in a fall, you could end up experiencing chronic pain that could keep you out of work and decrease your quality of life, not to mention potentially leave you with costly medical bills that are compounded by an unexpected loss of income. The longer you wait to see a Board Certified Physician, the less likely you are to make a fast, full recovery from your injuries. The following are some red flags that you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, whether you hit your head or sustain a potential injury to another body part:

  • Severe or lingering pain
  • Headaches
  • Obvious Swelling
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Bruising
  • Loss of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Back Pain
  • Stomach Pain

 

     Wesley Chapel Spine & Sports Medicine is a multi-disciplinary facility with extensive experience in Personal Injury Cases including: Auto Accidents and Slip and Falls. Our number one goal is to always offer the highest caliber of specialized treatment to our patients while working alongside attorneys to ensure the best possible outcome for the case.

     At Wesley Chapel Spine & Sports Medicine we strive to offer the highest level of care possible by offering each and every patient a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan that is anything but “cookie cutter” in approach. We have brought together Board Certified Physicians from varying fields and backgrounds to create a team that is well suited to thinking outside of the box. This mindset puts us in unique position to better help patient’s get to the root of any problem they might be experiencing. Our comprehensive approach and use of cutting edge services allows patients to participate in a complete treatment program at one facility instead of having to travel to multiple locations.

     If you have recently been involved in a Slip and Fall accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Board Certified Physicians at Wesley Chapel Spine & Sports Medicine. Call 727-END PAIN today and take your life back.

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