The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that, in the United States alone, workplace injuries cost employers $250 billion a year. That’s just one example of how your job can affect you on an economic level; did you know there are plenty of health-related reasons to consider chiropractic care for work injury as well?
If you’ve suffered an injury at work, it can be difficult to know what to do. The good news is that chiropractic treatment has been shown to help relieve workplace injuries and get people back on their feet again so they can return to work sooner than expected.
When you have an injury, it can be hard to know what to do. You might think that the only option is to wait for your body to heal on its own, but this actually isn’t true. The best thing you can do if you are suffering from any sort of pain or discomfort is see a chiropractor in order to help with your recovery.
Chiropractors specialize in spinal manipulations and they also offer many other services including exercise therapy, nutrition counseling, and heat/ice therapy. Your doctor will work with you one-on-one so that they can determine the best course of treatment for your condition. Every treatment offered has one goal: To restore full function back into your body as soon as possible!
Your Chiropractor in Le Claire will also teach you how to prevent this type of injury in the future by adjusting your posture at work so that you aren’t putting undue stress on one part (or joint) of your body for too long at a time.
As mentioned above, 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:
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.
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.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, on the job, or due to someone’s negligence, you likely need a personal injury lawyer to help get you the compensation you’re entitled to. After an accident, people are often confused as to how they will pay for treatment and what they are entitled to receive. You’re entitled to have reasonable treatment paid by the responsible party or their insurance carrier.
VanDerGinst Law has represented thousands of injury victims and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf. We refer our patients to VanDerGinst Law to handle their injury cases. When you contact them, mention our name to receive a discount on attorney fees. VanDerGinst Law never charges an attorney fee on injury cases unless they win. Contact them at 800-960-8529 or www.vlaw.com.
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.
The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to avoid further pain and complications. Call our team at Knight Chiropractic & Functional Health today to get started on the track to recovery.