Workplace injuries are a common occurrence that can happen in a variety of environments. Many injuries can be serious enough to keep employees out of work for days, weeks, and even months. At Chiropractic Approach, we understand that our patients need to get back to work as soon as possible without experiencing the chronic pain caused by workplace injuries. Chiropractic care is one of the best options for those who have experienced a workplace injury. The variety of treatments and methods used are entirely natural and drug-free, promoting healing and pain relief. Read to discover a few common workplace injuries that can be treated by one of our specialists at Chiropractic Approach.
Slip and falls
Chiropractic care focuses on musculoskeletal and joint health for improved balance and mobility. All kinds of workplace conditions may lead to employees suffering from slip and fall accidents. When a person falls unexpectedly, they are likely to suffer from damage to the spine that may cause prolonged pain and discomfort. Chiropractors practice a variety of non-surgical, all-natural treatments that aim to fix misalignments in the body. These treatments can also reduce inflammation and pressure on the spine, neck, and back areas that could be the primary source of pain. Once the chiropractor has aligned your spine back to its natural position, the body’s natural healing ability will then kick into gear, and the patient may feel relief.
Many workers are required to perform heavy-lifting on the job on a daily basis. While these physically demanding actions may be necessary, they also present employees with a wider range of potential workplace injuries. Lifting accidents often cause significant trauma to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments and are common in certain work environments. The body adjustment treatments performed by chiropractors can also be beneficial for those who have suffered from a lifting accident to restore proper balance and body alignment. In addition, chiropractors may also offer alternative treatment options such as heat/cold therapy, exercises, massages, electrical muscle stimulation, and other chiropractic therapy techniques.
Repetitive strain injuries occur when a person endures repeated use of joints and muscles. This type of injury is common in just about any work environment. Whether you are typing on a keyboard all day or performing repeated physical activity, you will be at risk for a repetitive strain injury. When you see a chiropractor for a repetitive strain injury, their goal is to remove any joint dysfunctions or restrictions that may be reducing mobility or function. This can be achieved through a variety of natural and effective treatments such as manual chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and cold/heat therapy.
Crashes or collisions
Certain professions require employees to drive a vehicle regularly, putting them at a greater risk of auto crashes and collisions. Being involved in a car crash, no matter how minor, may cause heavy trauma to the body. Victims will often experience inflammation in the muscles and tendons due to the blunt force put on the body. Through chiropractic care, your body may release a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory chemical that minimizes swelling and pain to promote your body’s natural healing ability. This type of treatment will also restore your body’s mobility and speed up the recovery process.
One of the best aspects of chiropractic care is that the specialist may pinpoint the root cause of pain and focus on those specific areas to reduce damaging scar tissue. Patients may experience relief and have peace of mind knowing that the treatment will also reduce the chance of pain developing in the future.
Our doctors and staff at Chiropractic Approach are dedicated, engaging, and will focus directly on your chiropractic needs. We use contemporary treatment techniques and consistently adapt our practice to the latest and most effective treatment options available to chiropractors today. If you have suffered from a workplace injury and seek professional chiropractic care, we encourage you to contact our offices as soon as possible.