Whether you have a desk job or a job that requires quite a bit of physical involvement, both kinds of job can result in work related injuries. If you are working at a construction site or lifting heavy boxes through the day or sitting in front of workstation for elongated hours, all these jobs can lead to work related injuries. For example, long hours spent at a desk job in front of a computer, with poor sitting posture and ergonomics can cause chronic neck pain and carpel tunnel syndrome. Such injuries can be extremely painful and can accentuate with time, if not healed in a timely manner. These work related injuries can not only be painful, but they can also limit your ability to carry out your work, which can be detrimental to your performance at work. The most common forms of work related injuries include lower back pain and repetitive stress injuries (such as carpel tunnel syndrome).
These work related injuries are not uncommon, especially given the lack of time people are able to devote to physical fitness. Thankfully, it is possible to treat these injuries in an effective manner. Chiropractic care is one of the most preferred forms of treatment for work related injuries. In fact, chiropractic care is less expensive and more effective than traditional medical treatment for same kind of injuries. In fact, there is a growing trend, which shows that more and more medical doctors are referring work related injuries for chiropractic care.
Back injury is one of the most prevalent work related injuries found in working professionals. Back pain is typically caused by a herniated disc. Poor sitting posture at work place is one of the biggest contributing factors to the injury. Working for long hours in front of a computer screen leads to strain on the muscle, which leads to stiffness or soreness. The first step for managing and treating chronic back pain is to figure out the underlying cause. If the cause is poor ergonomics, apart from correcting the sitting posture and the sitting position, the patient can be treated with healing massage and hydro massage to relieve the pain. If the work related injury has resulted in a herniated disc, it can be resolved by chiropractic adjustment that will help in restoring proper alignment. Till the time the herniated disc continues to compress the nearby nerves, the patient will experience radiating or numbing pain. The patient may also suffer from headaches and neck pain, depending upon the position of the disc. Through chiropractic adjustments, all these pains can be relieved.
Another common work related injury these days is the carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS), thanks to computer dependent work for bulk of the workforce. Carpel tunnel syndrome is caused as a result of swelling or inflammation around the median nerve in the wrist. The swelling leads to excessive pressure on the nerve, resulting in pain. Chiropractic care can effectively treat this condition without the need for medication. A combination of physical therapy, massage and chiropractic adjustments can help in relieving the pain.
A work related injury can adversely effect your productivity and performance at the workplace and it can be very painful. Now, with chiropractic care, you can treat such conditions without medications or expensive medical treatments. With chiropractic care, you can reverse your injury and can say goodbye to nagging pain.
Contact Dr. Nault today to learn more about our treatments for work related ailments , and begin your journey to a more healthy, pain-free way of life.