Most of the injuries we sustain from slips and falls involve the deep muscles of our backs. For this type of pain, rest should be your first option. Over the next couple of days, try to take it easy on your back. If you feel able, try some gentle stretches to test your range of motion and the severity of your pain.
If you experience any of the following, or your pain lasts more than a few days, call us for an evaluation. We can usually see you the same day you call.
- Difficulty breathing or standing
- Pain while sitting
- Pain radiating down your leg when trying to straighten your knee
- Risk factors such as osteoporosis
Most injuries from slips and falls are caused by the twisting and wrenching of our backs as we try to catch ourselves during our fall. These injuries usually heal with time and rest, but be watchful for more serious symptoms. If you’re worried that you may have seriously hurt yourself, have a medical professional like our SpineOne doctors evaluate you for spinal injuries.