What you do for a living can have a big impact on your body – and your job does not have to be physical in order for that to be true. There are many different kinds of injuries that can be held in the workplace. Here are some of the injuries you can face at work, and how your chiropractor might be able to help you avoid or treat them!
The Most Common Injuries in the Workplace
If you suffer from an injury at work that keeps you from getting the job done, it can be frustrating as well as painful. It can also put your job in jeopardy. Some injuries are from accidents, while others are from completing the same tasks over and over again on a daily basis.
Many workplace injuries can be treated or avoided with the help of chiropractic care, including:
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck pain
- Nerve damage
How Workplace Injuries are Diagnosed
If you see your chiropractor with a specific complaint, such as back pain, then they will work with you to uncover the root cause of the pain you are experiencing. Often this is done through asking questions about your lifestyle, your job, and any other contributing factors. They also may a family and personal medical history. At The Joint, X-rays or MRIs are not performed, but if the chiropractor feels you need them, then you will be directed to a facility that can perform them. Once all the information is gathered, your chiropractor can then use your experience and education to determine your problem and create a treatment plan to help rectify your issues.
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help
Once your injury has been diagnosed, then the treatment plan will use the drug-free and natural methods to address the injury. Chiropractors are famous for their spinal manipulations, but they are also experts in body mechanics, so they can also use exercise therapy, nutrition counseling, and heat / therapy to help you move past your injury and recover completely. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment options for you. Rest assured, every treatment offered has one goal: To restore full function to your body.
By Sara Butler