When most people think of workplace injuries, they think of warehouses, factories, and loading docs. A slip and fall accident, collisions, and cuts and bruises are all common for physical laborers.
But the truth is that injuries can occur in any line of work (even a desk job).
Overuse, overexertion, and muscle strains are just as common work injuries for office workers as physical accidents, and there’s one thing they all have in common.
They can all be treated with chiropractic care.
Whether you’re in construction, manufacturing, or you work at a desk all day, chiropractic care is an essential part of treating (and preventing) injuries caused by your job.
Most importantly, chiropractic care can reduce missed days of work and allow for faster, more thorough recovery from workplace injuries.
Regardless of your type of injury and what stage of recovery you are in, regular chiropractic care is a vital part of addressing your workplace injuries with a drug-free, non-invasive solution that treats the problem right at the source.
By keeping your body at the optimal level of wellness, you’re not just helping it to heal itself, you’re preventing future pain.
A crucial component of injury treatment and prevention is knowing the injury’s source. No matter what your job is, you can sustain a workplace injury.
Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic care isn’t about “popping” or “cracking” your joints. Rather, chiropractic adjustments focus on proper alignment of the bones so that your musculoskeletal system can work the way it’s meant to.
Early intervention is key when it comes to chiropractic care for workplace injuries.
Immediately following an injury, the body increases the blood flow to the affected area to begin the process of healing. However, misaligned joints can restrict both blood flow and nerves, causing discomfort or even interfering with the healing process.
By making sure your joints are in proper alignment, your body can carry on with the important task of healing itself. And the longer those joints are out of alignment, the harder it is to convince them to stay in their proper place.
Common workplace injuries we treat at Lakes Chiropractic & Wellness include: