Whether you work a physical job, such as construction, or sit at a desk most of the day, work-related injuries are common. Although medical care is sometimes necessary, especially for acute injuries, chiropractic for a work injury is also vital for long-term recovery. Not only can chiropractic care help speed recovery time, but it can also help prevent chronic issues that may stem from the injury. Plus, the good news is that if you report the injury on time, your workers’ compensation benefits may help cover your treatment cost.
Types of Injuries in Work Settings
There is a wide variety of injuries that can occur while working on the job. Common occupations that tend to have a higher number of work-related accidents include construction, trucking, healthcare, manufacturing, roofing, and law enforcement. However, all jobs pose a certain level of risk for injury or illness.
Common causes of work-related injuries or illnesses include:
- Slips and falls
- Falling objects
- Falls from heights
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Collapsed scaffolding
- Forklift accidents
- Heavy or incorrect lifting
- Repetitive motions
- Crane accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and substances
The injuries that result from these, and other, causes include:
- Head or spinal injuries
- Burn injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Back or neck injuries
Chiropractic for Work Injury Recovery
Some injuries that occur on the job require immediate emergency attention. However, others may require medical attention at first but then benefit significantly from a work injury chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment for work injuries can be advantageous in numerous ways. It can reduce recovery time, it can decrease the need for pain medication, it can reduce the number of doctor visits and hospitalizations, and can be cost-effective. It also focuses on fixing the cause of the problem, which can help prevent future issues.
At Chiropractic Approach, we use a variety of ways to treat the neck and back. When there are injuries, there can often be damage to the nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Chiropractic treatments can help reduce nerve pressure and damage, resulting in pain relief and improved range of motion. For acute injuries, we use a combination of non-invasive physical manipulation, ice and heat, and electrical stimulation to reduce inflammation and relieve pain and stiffness.
We use manual manipulation and various exercises to restore motion to the joints and start long-term healing of the injured tissues.
Workers who seek chiropractic care may return to work faster than those who only take the medical treatment route.
Ongoing Therapy for Long-Term Recovery
Every patient is different, which is why we create customized treatment plans. Our goal is to get our patients out of pain as quickly as possible and achieve long-term functionality. We acknowledge that other therapies help assist with what we do in our chiropractic office. That is why we work with various healthcare professionals to determine the best overall care for our patients.
For example, a patient with more severe injuries may need additional pain assistance, which is why we work with pain specialists.
Let Us Help with Your Work-Related Injuries
Injuries that occur at work can significantly decrease your productivity and force you to take time off your job. When looking for a good chiropractor in Queens, look no further than Chiropractic Approach and Bedford Flatbush Chiropractic. With offices in Queens and Brooklyn and a combined experience of over 75 years, we can help treat your workplace injuries to the neck and back. If you are suffering from a work-related injury, contact us for a free consultation to see how we can help.