You might still have pulled a muscle, even if you caught yourself in the middle of a slip. The muscles around your spine are working to stabilise it by interacting before we move. The muscles do not have time to participate pre-emptively when you make a sudden movement, such as when falling. They suddenly tense, and strain can result from this knee-jerk action. Injury to the hip and gluteal muscles is also possible, especially if you fall on your bottom. Muscle strain causes sharp pain that, when you move or use the muscle, is exacerbated. The muscle affected will probably also be tender to the touch.The principal cause of tailbone injuries is falls. This bone at the base of your spine can be fractured, bruised or dislocated by falling onto it. Tailbone injuries cause severe pain in the tailbone, sitting pain, and bowel movement pain.Feel free to find more information at Accident and Injury Care, Chiropractic and Massage.
One or both sacroiliac (SI) joints are another potential site of injury while falling. These joints are located where, at the base of the spine on each side of the body, the large hip bones (ilia) connect with the sacrum. Typically, these joints allow for very little movement. The joint or joints may be jarred out of place by a fall, either causing them to lock up or dislocate and become hypermobile. If you injure this area, when you put weight on the leg on the side of the affected joint, you will probably feel severe joint/s pain and exacerbated pain. It can also be particularly painful to move the leg laterally.
Pain may radiate down the buttocks and thigh, particularly if the sciatic nerve running nearby is irritated by inflammation surrounding the joint.It is also possible that the spine can be jarred to the point of causing disc damage or dislocation of the spinal joint by a hard fall. This is particularly of concern to individuals who have structural problems in the spine already.