Injured at Work?
Many people are surprised when they find out that the overwhelming majority of injuries that happen in the workplace do not occur because of serious accidents. The truth is that most injuries in the workplace happen from strain and repetitive movements. Each year in the United States millions of dollars are spent to help individuals with this problem, with mixed results.
The most common of all the risk factors associated with work injury is repetitive stress. Small tasks that are done with consistently poor posture will create big problems over the months or even year. Some of the most common repetitive strain injuries include twisting and turning while moving boxes other heavy items or even continuous typing in a poor position. You would think it's the big package that falls on you, but it's the small ones handled more often each day that create the majority of injuries.
When the spine and joints become misaligned it can (and will) cause pain and injuries. Joints that are misaligned cause swelling which can irritate surrounding nerves leading to multiple problems.
Can Our Chiropractic Team Help?
Chiropractors historically have very high success rates when it comes to helping relieving pain in people with work injuries. Lower back pain and repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, are just two of the more common work-related conditions that any chiropractor will deal with on a regular basis.
The importance of receiving the appropriate care as quickly as possible cannot be stated enough. Repetitive strain injuries will get worse the longer you go without treatment. If the injuries are allowed to worsen, you may have to undergo surgery to correct any issues that have developed. By talking with a chiropractor and undergoing treatment, you may be able to completely avoid surgery or prescription medication for pain relief.
The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to make a quick recovery. One of our professional chiropractors may be able to assess your condition, and help you understand what it is going to take to recover, such as approximate recovery time and exercises you will find beneficial to your recovery.
Pain is not something you should have to live with. If you are dealing with any kind of work injury, our team at Chicago Pain Center is here to help you get started back on the track to health.