Every year, it is estimated that about 3 million people in the United States suffer from workplace injuries. Some of these workplace injuries are caused by overexertion, and others by my repetitive motions like typing at work. Other just occur from traumatic accidents that happen at the workplace.
Work injuries can be extremely devastating, and not only emotionally and physically but also financially as well. The most common type of work-related injuries is in the back and neck. The back and neck injuries usually result from approximately 90% of the injuries that take place in the workplace. Therefore, the main goal here is to get you healed so that you can go back to your daily activities in the safest manner possible.
So how do work related injuries happen?
Many of the work-related injuries are caused by regular, everyday job activities on the job. Most occupations will require you to do the same kind of movements with your body day in day out. These particular repetitive motions over time will cause some sort of body trauma. Repetitive stress injuries in your body like the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are some of the most common work-related injuries that most chiropractors deal with. These particular kinds of injuries are really hard to single out right away because they are very gradual in the onset. Moreover, not only is a very serious injury that is the main cause of work absenteeism, but it can be the biggest expense in your compensation
As much as many of the people who suffer from work-related injuries heal from these work-related injuries, it is very crucial that you seek medical help immediately you are affected. This will help you avoid the chronic pain that can be a bother later.
Research has shown that chiropractic care is the safest and effective way to relieve musculoskeletal pain that is caused by work-related injury. Some of the many work-related injuries that are common with patients include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
Neck and back injuries
Neck and back injuries are usually common with construction and industrial workers. In case you work in this field, then you know the physical work that is involved strains the spine causing neck and back pain that is also found in patients who work in an office or service occupation, where poor posture, improper ergonomics or overexertion contribute to injury. There are chiropractic treatments such as spinal decompression therapy that have been shown to be an effective way to alleviate neck and back pain.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
For workers who are on an assembly line or spend a lot of hours typing on a computer usually spend the whole day flexing their wrists. Years of repetitive strain may lead to Carpa tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic care can provide a safe an effective way to treat carpa Tunnel Syndrome.
Headaches are also a common symptom that is associated with work-related injuries. Overexertion, poor posture, stress, and muscle tension can result in headaches. Neck injuries that irritate the cervical spine can also lead to cervicogenic headaches. Chiropractic care can also assist dysfunction in the cervical spine, making sure that the inflamed nerves heal and relieve the headache symptoms.
Therefore, if you have the symptoms to a work-related injury, our chiropractors Dr. Mehran Shei and Dr. Parvin Alemi are here to help. Contact us and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for auto accident injuries.