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Have You Been Injured at Work?

The majority of workplace related injuries can be treated by a Santa Cruz chiropractor. Work injuries are not serious accidents, 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. Left untreated it could develop to the point that it is untreatable. This article discusses some of the risk factors involved with commonplace work injuries, and the potential treatment options offered by chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic for Work Injuries

Repetitive Stress and Overuse in Injuries

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.

Work Injury In Santa Cruz

Whether you’ve had an accident on the job, or are hurt from persistent stress, it’s extremely normal for the bone structure to become affected. This is especially true of 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 the 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 Treatment for Workplace Injuries

Those who experience workplace injuries are frequently referred to chiropractors because they have a high success rate when it comes to treating these types of injuries. Chiropractic treatment is gentle and non invasive. The chiropractor will perform a thorough examination and identify the immediate source of pain. Once it has been identified they will then work with you to develop a customize treatment plan.

The sooner you get treatment for a workplace injury the less likely it is to create further pain and complications. Contact our team at Sawyer chiropractic in Santa Cruz today and get started on the road to recovery!

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