Have You Been Injured at Work?

Many workplace-related injuries can be handled by our  chiropractors, particularly those that aren't serious but rather health issues caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. When dealing with a work-place related medical injury, it is important that you do not wait until it requires serious intervention. Some injuries, when ignored, may worsen to the point that they become unmanageable. Below we discuss some of the risk factors involved with commonplace work injuries, and the care options offered by chiropractors.

Repetitive Stress and Overuse

As we mentioned in the above paragraph, the most common types of workplace injuries are caused from repetitive stress and overuse. Performing small tasks with poor posture can lead to larger health issues overtime. Simply twisting while moving boxes or even the repetitious strain of continuous typing can lead to the development of acute or chronic pain.

Even if correct posture is employed while performing a task, that does not mean that your body is protected from the effects of repetitive stress. The most common repetitive stress injuries include, but are not limited to, sciatica, carpal tunnel, arthritis, slipped discs, and frozen shoulders.

If you are experiencing the beginnings of an overuse injury, or are concerned that you may start to develop one, it is important to begin taking preventative measures as soon as possible so that the issue does not progress into something more problematic.

Complications From Work Injuries

Whether you’ve had an accident on the job, or are hurt from persistent stress, it’s normal for the bone structure to become affected, particularly the spinal column. When the nerves and joints of the body become misaligned, they will often place strain on the nerves they are connected to, leading to sensations of pain that radiate throughout the body. Furthermore, once bones become misaligned, they can have an impact on blood pressure and the flow of oxygen within the body, which can result in long term complications for other organ systems.

Chiropractic Care for Workplace Injuries

Those who experience workplace injuries are frequently referred to chiropractors because of the high success rate patients experience under chiropractic care, which is gentle and noninvasive. The chiropractor will perform a thorough examination and identify the immediate source of pain. Once that has been identified, they will work with the patient to develop a customized care plan.

The sooner you get care for a workplace injury, the less likely it is to create further pain and complications. Contact our team at Sawyer Chiropractic Group today and get started on the road to recovery!

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