Work injuries should never be taken lightly. Even minor injuries can have serious repercussions. The sooner you have your injury checked, the sooner you can receive treatment to put you on the road to recovery. These FAQs from Health First Chiropractic in Puyallup explain more about work injury types, causes and symptoms and how chiropractic care can help with treatment.
What are some possible causes of work injuries?
Work injuries can occur in all types of work environments, not just those that are deemed hazardous. Slip and falls, heavy lifting, poor posture, falling objects, overexertion, stress, and repetitive motions are some of the most common causes of injuries on the job.
What types of workplace injuries are most common?
Workplace injuries can be minor or severe, depending on their cause. Some of the most common injuries people sustain on the job are muscle sprains and strains, whiplash, dislocated shoulder, frozen shoulder, broken bones, concussions, lacerations, herniated discs, spinal misalignments, carpal tunnel syndrome, and others.
How should I handle a work injury?
First, report your injury to your immediate supervisor so there will be a record of injury on the job. Work injuries are covered under worker’s comp insurance to ensure you get adequate treatment. Next, seek medical care for diagnosis of your condition. This includes chiropractic care from your Puyallup chiropractor for musculoskeletal injuries.
What kinds of injuries cause neck or back pain?
Slip and falls can occur without warning, leaving you to suffer the consequences of neck or back pain. A severe impact can dislodge spinal vertebrae or discs, resulting in pinched nerves in your spine. If driving is part of your job, there’s the risk of whiplash from a rear-end collision. Whiplash can cause neck pain, stiffness, soreness, headaches, and other symptoms that make it difficult to do your job. Poor posture and heavy lifting can strain muscles in your back, leading to back pain and discomfort. Heavy lifting can also cause herniated discs, which can be very painful.
How can chiropractic care help with a work injury?
If your accident resulted in vertebral misalignments, chiropractic adjustments can reposition bones and joints to ease your pain and restore mobility. Spinal decompression can help treat a herniated disc. Massage therapy is used to relax tense muscles and improve blood flow to your injury to help it heal. Corrective exercises help rebuild muscles and tissues to expedite your healing. Adjustments and spinal decompression are essential chiropractic techniques used in many of our treatment programs.
Visit Our Puyallup Chiropractor for Work Injury Treatment
Don’t just live with the pain and discomfort of a musculoskeletal work injury. Contact Health First Chiropractic in Puyallup at (253) 256-4818 today to schedule a consultation for diagnosis and treatment.