Is Chiropractic the Best Treatment for Work Injuries?
A workplace injury occurs every day. No matter how attentive and conscientious you are about observing health and safety rules on the job, accidents can happen. Whether it is a slip, trip, fall, carpal tunnel or something else work injuries are stressful.
Some standard work injuries are:
- Headache or Migraine
- Carpal Tunnel and Wrist Pain
- Hip and Joint Pain
- Knee and Leg Pain
- Herniated Disc
Repetitive tasks can cause musculoskeletal tension. Jobs that require you to drive long distances, sit in the same chair for an 8-12 hour shift or bend, twist and lift; work injuries can happen in all professions. In fact, almost 7 out 10 work injuries are musculoskeletal related.
General Causes of Work Injuries
Based on statistical data surveys/reports, here are some of their findings:
Stress: Job security, finances, health issues and anxiety about personal relationships are all factors that increase your stress level. When an employee’s mind is too distracted by real or perceived threats, he is not only more likely to make a mistake that can cause an injury but also increases his risk of a heart attack, stroke or hypertension.
Lifting: Many back injuries and pulled muscles occur in the workplace because the item is too heavy, not bending your legs, not asking a co-worker to assist or trying to lift/hold a heavy object above your shoulders.
Slips: Office kitchens and break rooms are common places for slips to occur because of the number of liquids that are spilled and not cleaned up properly.
Trips: Items left in a high-traffic corridor, extension cords not properly taped down or loose carpeting; any of these can cause an employee to trip and fall
Repetitive Motion: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common occurrence for workers with repetitive motion activities like – typists, key data operators and beauty salon employees. This type of repetitive motion puts pressure on the median nerve causing numbness and pain in the fingers, wrists and hands.
Toppling Objects: If tall pieces of furniture like, bookcases or filing cabinets are not securely anchored they can fall. Workplace injuries can also be caused by heavy objects stacked too high on shelves.
Hazardous Materials: Protective clothing, eye wear and gloves are mandatory for employees whose jobs require them to be around hazardous materials, chemicals and toxic waste. Not paying close attention or being distracted in this environment can result in burns, explosions, respiratory diseases, blindness and skin infections.
How can Chiropractic help?
Chiropractic care provides a faster positive result than other forms of treatment. It is a non-surgical and drug-free treatment. This reduces or eliminates the recovery time allowing you to get back on the job and get paid.
Almost all of the problems above can be successfully treated with chiropractic care, work related injuries such as sciatica, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, etc. Without proper treatment, these injuries only get worse over time. Only an expert chiropractor can help relieve your pain, discomfort and return to you better health.
At Central Street Chiropractic we help our patients learn about stretches they can do during the workday to minimize the effects of these injuries. But, when you do need relief from a workplace injury, or an injury in general, including a car accident or sports injury you should look for a chiropractor in Lowell, such as Central Street Chiropractic. Contact us today to make your pain go away. 978.441.0600.