If you’ve had an injury at work, you don’t need to suffer in pain. Chiropractic care is effective for many work-related injuries. Call our office to schedule a free consultation.
A work injury can limit your ability to live an active life and make a living to support your family. It can affect people in a physical, mental, emotional, and financial way.
Work-related injuries are debilitating and very painful. Everyone is at risk for a work-related injury no matter if their work is physical or non-physical.
Many musculoskeletal problems are the cause of occupational injuries on the job. Work-related injuries can reduce your productivity, increase absenteeism, and augment disability claims.
No one wants to sustain an injury on the job. An occupational injury may cause you to worry about paying bills, continuing your career, and the future of your overall health.
Types And Causes of Work Injuries
Back injuries are one of the most common “on the job” injuries we see. Back injuries are sometimes caused from a slip and fall event. But more commonly, back injuries are caused by poor posture. Poor form while bending or lifting can cause lower back pain, as can hunching over while sitting.
In severe cases, these repetitive motions can cause a herniated disc which can be very painful and cause pressure on nerve endings resulting in sciatica. Sciatica can be so painful that you can no longer sit for prolonged periods and some patients have difficulty getting in and out of a car!
Neck and back injuries can occur due to poor ergonomics. Those who sit in a cubicle all day might think they are immune from work injuries, but you’d be surprised how often we see people who are in pain from hunching over at a desk. Sometimes, simply changing your chair, so that you sit up straighter can help keep your spine in alignment and prevent these common work-related injuries.
Carpal tunnel is another work-related injury we see. This is a repetitive stress injury and it can be caused by working long hours typing on a computer. Repeated flexing of the wrists month after month puts strain on the central nerve that runs from the hand to the wrist and forearm. There are exercises you can do to help alleviate carpal tunnel and in we can also care for it using chiropractic.
Another work-related injury is headaches. Stress, strain, poor posture, and overexertion at work can cause headaches.
Rather than taking prescription medication which treats the symptom, consider chiropractic, which is a holistic health approach to your body’s overall wellness.
Work Injury Analysis and Care
Every job comes with some kind of health risk. If you experience a back injury, you may also suffer from neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. Working in industrial environments can put a significant strain on your back and spine.
In your first free consultation with us, we will analyze your body and try to figure our what is causing your pain. We’ll explain the care plan and even help you determine if your care will be covered by insurance. In fact, we employ an insurance specialist who will do the background work for you!
Many work-related injuries may seem like they have healed, but they return later on and cause a lot of chronic pain. Some serious work injuries may require surgery, while others can be cared for using gentle chiropractic adjustments to the spine. You can call us or request a free consultation using our online form.
Chiropractic care for your work injury can help you get down to the root cause of your pain. This alternative therapy may prevent the need for prescription medication and surgical interventions.
Work Injury Facts
Here are some facts to think about if you experience a work-related injury:
- Most occupational injuries are caused by normal and everyday activities people perform on the job
- Many jobs require employees to engage in repetitive activities and require them to do the same movements with their bodies
- Repetitive actions cause trauma to the body in the long run
- The onset of occupational injuries occur gradually and not rapidly
- Work-related injuries are very costly to companies and it increases absenteeism on the job
- Chiropractic treatments can help expedite the recovery process and improve pain management without the harmful side effects from medication
Remember that worked related injuries are debilitating and painful. They can impact your professional and personal life.
Many work-related injuries are covered by insurance. If you’d like to see what chiropractic care can do for you, call us. We accept walk-ins and are open on Saturday. Call us to set up your free consultation with Dr. Troy.