With spring just around the corner, many Minnesotans will soon find themselves outside doing yardwork that often requires the use of a ladder. Falling from a ladder can lead to a variety of injuries and related pain. In this article, we are going to talk about injuries and pain resulting from ladder falls, as well as some options for managing and relieving related pain.
Injuries Resulting from a Ladder Fall
Whether they happen at work or in your backyard, ladder fall injuries can be incredibly painful. Here are some potential injuries a persona can sustain when falling from a ladder:
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Sprains, Strains & Bruises
- Concussions and other Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries (Slipped Discs, Pinched Nerves, etc.)
In addition to these acute injuries, ladder falls can also exacerbate pre-existing conditions like bursitis, arthritis, and the like – leading to increased pain.
Treating pain from ladder fall injuries depends heavily on the extent of the injuries sustained in the accident. To get an accurate diagnosis, your doctor will perform a standard physical exam, and potentially order some imaging tests such as MRI, CT scan, or X-ray to confirm a diagnosis. After you have a diagnosis in hand, you can move forward with treatment options. Depending on the severity of your injuries, treatment options may include pain medications, injections, surgery, or physical therapy. Regenerative stem cell injections can also be an effective treatment tool. PRP therapy and prolotherapy are both natural, surgery alternatives that can significantly decrease pain by encouraging natural tissue regrowth.
Minnesota Pain Management Clinic
Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN offers pain management care to patients throughout the Twin Cities. Our Minnesota pain management doctors are board-certified and have over two decades of experience treating acute and chronic pain. We partner with each and every patient to develop a treatment strategy that works for their unique needs. If you are dealing with pain after a ladder fall accident, contact us today at our Minneapolis or Edina pain clinics to set up your appointment.