Have You Been Injured At Work?
Is a work related injury limiting your ability to lead an active life? Work injuries can happen to any employee at any job. Chiropractic care can help. Many people are surprised to find out that the majority of work injuries can be helped by a Atascadero Chiropractor. Every year, an estimated 3 million Americans suffer workplace injuries. These injuries can be caused by overexertion, repetitive motion (such as typing), or a traumatic workplace accident. Whether you work on a construction site, in a warehouse, in an office, or anywhere else, the duties you perform at work can lead to a variety of injuries that can damage joints and soft tissue, lead to back pain, neck pain, or pain in other parts of the body.
If you’ve been injured at work, you’re likely all too familiar with workers’ compensation laws. But did you know that a variety of compelling workers’ compensation studies have emphasized the benefits of chiropractic care for those injured in the workplace?
Repetitive Stress and Overuse Injuries
The most common forms of work injury are from repetitive stress and overuse. Small tasks done with poor posture can create big problems over time. Twisting and turning while moving boxes or even continuous typing can cause both acute and chronic pain to arise. Even if you are using correct posture, the simple act of doing the same movement day in and day out can create major problems over time. Here are some of the common repetitive stress injuries:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back Ache
- Slipped or Herniated discs
The list goes on. Even if you are just at the beginning of an overuse injury, or you are concerned that you may start to develop one because of the nature of your work, it is important to start preventative and early treatment to ensure the issue does not progress to something more problematic.
Work Injury in Atascadero
Whether you have had an accident at work, or are injured from repetitive stress, it is very common for the bone structure and particularly the spinal column to be impacted, and to be the source of the pain you are experiencing. When the vertebrae and other joints become misaligned they will often put pressure on the nerves that pass through them and cause pain that radiates out from the source of the injury to other parts of the body. Furthermore, when the bones are not properly aligned, the flow of communication, blood, and oxygen can become impeded, leading to a decrease in your sense of well-being in the short-term, and damage to the related systems in the long-term.
Chiropractic Care for Work Injuries
People experiencing work injuries are often referred to chiropractors because of the high success rate with treating these types of injuries. Chiropractic care offers a gentle, non-invasive first step when seeking treatment. A chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation in order to assess your condition and find the exact source. Once the cause of the pain has been determined, the chiropractor will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
If you have a work injury, chances are you’re trying to find a way to get back on the job as soon as possible. Hart Family Chiropractic has decades of experience diagnosing workplace injuries and customizing care plans that can alleviate pain while healing injured muscles and joints. Our goal is to help you to return to pre-injury status and have you ready to return to work as soon as possible. Call our team at Hart Family Chiropractic today to get started on the track to recovery.
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