Every year, 3.3 million Americans are injured on the job. These work injuries are not only debilitating, they prevent workers from actively engaging in their personal and professional lives. While some work injuries are a result of a traumatic accident, others can be caused by repetitive injury or overexertion.
Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible after a work injury can improve your chances for recovery. If you wait or delay treatment you could risk further injury and pain. Fortunately, conservative treatments like physical therapy and chiropractic can provide effective, lasting relief after work injury.
Here are some of the most common work injuries we treat for our patient:
Back and Neck Injuries:
Employees in industrial work place significant strain on their spines everyday, so it’s no surprise that spinal injuries of the neck and back are some of the most common occupational injuries we see. But construction workers aren’t the only ones vulnerable of neck and back injuries. Office employees and service workers can also develop back and neck pain as a result of improper ergonomics, poor posture, or overexertion. Countless studies have demonstrated the efficacy of chiropractic care, trigger point therapy, and physical therapy for relieving back and neck pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries:
Long hours of typing or working on an assembly line require repeated and prolonged flexing of the wrist. This repetitive motion can place harmful pressure on the median nerve that runs through your wrist and forearm. After years of working with these repetitive motions, employees often develop carpal tunnel syndrome due the compression of the median nerve.
Our team can help you reduce and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome through ergonomic training, trigger point therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic.
Headache After Work Injury:
Headache is a common work injury, and can result from a number of causes including stress, muscle tension, overexertion, and poor posture. Some patients with neck injuries can develop cervicogenic headache when the nerves in the cervical spine are irritated. Chiropractic can correct dysfunction in the cervical spine, allowing the nerve to heal while easing headache symptoms. Chiropractic care can also reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headache.