Work Related Injuries
Have You Been Hurt on the Job?
If you have been injured in an accident that took place at work, you are not alone. Estimates peg the number of people who suffer from workplace injuries each year at somewhere around three million, so this is far from uncommon. Some on-the-job injuries are dramatic and sudden, such as when something falls and lands on a worker, or a worker falls from a high place. On the other hand, some injuries are gradual and hidden, like repetitive stress injuries. In either case, if you have been injured on the job, you may wish to seek treatment from a chiropractor. At Advanced Chiropractic Rehab Center, we are proud to serve patients who have suffered work related injuries.
To make it easy for our patients to take advantage of our chiropractic services, we offer two convenient Southern California locations – one in Culver City, and one in Van Nuys. These locations are served by two doctors, Dr. Mehran Shei and Dr. Parvin Alemi. If you have experienced a workplace injury and you believe that chiropractic care may be of some assistance, please contact us right away to learn more.
Seeking Emergency Care
Those injured in traumatic workplace accidents should seek emergency care first and foremost. You need to be evaluated for your injuries, and you should receive the appropriate medical care as quickly as possible. A quick response to a sudden injury is often an important part of limiting the damage. Most workplaces have procedures in place for contacting emergency responders in the case of an accident, so make sure you know what the plan will be ahead of time. You should always do your best to stay safe on the job, but you also want to know how to respond in the case of an injury event.
The Threat of Repetitive Stress
It is easy to overlook the threat posed by repetitive stress injuries suffered on the job. After all, there won’t be a moment where you are suddenly injured. Rather, these issues pop up over time, usually after executing the same tasks thousands and thousands of times. Work related injuries are often of this variety, as many positions demand that works repeat the same motion throughout the day. In some cases, repetitive stress issues will be the kind of injury chiropractic is well suited to address. When the average person thinks about repetitive stress injuries, they probably think first about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This painful issue, which is often the result of using a keyboard on a regular basis for an extended period of time, is only one example of repetitive stress injuries. There are other potential problems which can stem from office work, such as neck problems that develop from sitting in your chair for many hours each day. If your desk job demands that you make the same movements many times in a given day, you are certainly at risk for a repetitive stress injury. Of course, you don’t have to sit at a desk to find yourself with work related injuries. If your job is physically demanding in some form or fashion, you will be more aware that injury is a possibility. For instance, if you are asked to regularly lift boxes off the floor, the bending and twisting involved in that task can be dangerous. Even if you never suffer a traumatic injury during your work day, the repetitive stress produced from this type of work is very likely to create trouble down the line. Neck and back injuries are extremely common for those who perform physical labor. If you have that kind of injury, chiropractic may be able to assist.
The Problem of Headaches
You might not think of a headache as an ‘injury’ necessarily, but it is a discomfort that can stem from other issues. It is common for workers to experience headaches on the job, and those headaches may cause you to leave work early, perform your job at a lower level, or deal with other negative side effects. If you notice that you have headaches when you are at work, chiropractic care may offer a potential solution.
Seemingly minor issues may wind up manifesting themselves in the form of headaches. For instance, if you have muscle tension or poor posture while at work, you may develop a headache. As anyone who has dealt with headaches would know, it can be hard to complete even basic tasks when your head hurts. If you have headaches that you think are the result of an injury, chiropractic treatment could work toward relieving the underlying issue that is leading to a headache. For instance, improving on the alignment of your spine may relax your back, and your headache may subside. Each individual patient will experience their own unique results, of course, but our doctors would be happy to help you deal with these common kinds of work related injuries.
It should not be necessary to live in pain just because you have experienced an on-the-job injury. If your injury is related to repetitive stress over years and years of performing the same task, consider contacting Advanced Chiropractic Rehab Center to discuss your situations. Once we understand your needs and the issues that may be leading to your pain, we can get to work on presenting you with treatment options. In the end, the goal is simple – to reduce or eliminate your pain so that you can enjoy your day to day life, both on the job and at home.
Thank you for taking the time to consider Advanced Chiropractic Rehab Center. Dr. Mehran Shei and Dr. Parvin Alemi are proud to serve a variety of patients in both Van Nuys and Culver City. To get started, simply give us a call during business hours and our friendly team will be happy to help. We hope to serve you soon!