One of the most common areas for a slip and fall to happen is on steps leaving your home or apartment. The impact to your spine can be even greater if you are bouncing down steps. The lower back typically will receive the most direct impact resulting in low back pain and potentially sciatica ( pain down the leg). The neck can go through a whiplash type injury resulting in neck pain, headaches, numbness, tingling and pain down the arms.
On the surface, a slip and fall on black ice may not appear to cause too many problems except for bruising our vanity. “Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, refers to a thin coating of glazed ice on a surface. While not truly black, it is virtually transparent, allowing blackasphalt/macadam roadways or the surface below to be seen through it—hence the term ‘black ice’. “
The jolt from the slip and fall can cause your spine to become out of alignment or subluxated. The symptoms are your body’s way of telling you something is not right.
Like most problems, it is best to take care of them now rather than later.
If you know someone who has recently slipped and fallen on black ice, let them know that chiropractic is a drug-free approach to healing from the inside, out.