Many of us have had falls, felt an unbelievable amount of pain and after a few minutes gotten up and resumed our daily activities.
What if you fall, feel pain and it gradually gets worse? The first thing to do is to rest, ice the area, apply arnica (I recommend Traumeel), and don’t use/overuse the area.
After doing that a few times over the next 24 hours, and you see an improvement…. great. The biggest mistake people make is pushing too quickly to get back on their feet and back to their lives. The body needs the time to heal. Even if it feels better, take some time to allow for further repair before re-straining the tissues.
Follow up with your doctor if you feel you need xrays and then your chiropractor to ensure your spinal and pelvic alignment are balanced before setting out to do any exercise.
Dr. Nora Rahemtulla