Chiropractic Treatment for Work Injuries
Are you struggling in the aftermath of an accident at work? Workplace traumas can be particularly stubborn, as there’s a high chance that you’ll re-aggravate the injury during your job’s duties. Popping pain relievers may get you through the day, but they don’t heal the problem. If you live in Dayton, OH, or the surrounding area, Dr. Brian Briggs can help you recover from the accident without the need for medication or surgery.
The Most Common Types of Work Injuries
Nearly 85% of non-fatal workplace injuries are caused by three issues:
- overexertion and strain
- slips, trips, and falls
- coming into contact with objects or equipment
What does this look like in the workplace? Overexertion could include lifting heavy objects and repetitive motions such as typing. People can slip on wet floors, trip over loose carpet, or fall from ladders. Employees may be hit by objects falling from shelves or injured by equipment they’re operating.
Some other examples of workplace injuries include the following:
- neck strain
- strain on the upper, middle, and lower back
- twisted ankles
- carpal tunnel
- tears to muscle, tendons, and ligaments
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Several factors go into healing an injury. You need to keep from re-damaging the injury to give it time to heal properly. Next, you may need rehabilitation exercises or stretches to get your strength and mobility back to normal. Finally, you may need different work habits or helpful aids (like a back brace or lifting belt) to prevent the work injury from recurring.
A chiropractor can help you along during this process. During the initial healing period, the body may try to compensate for your strained back by favoring one side or engaging different muscles in an attempt to reduce pain. This compensation throws your spine out of alignment, causing problems elsewhere. A chiropractor can loosen your knotted muscles, re-align the back, and unlock your body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals.
Your chiropractor can advise you on how to avoid future injuries. This might include things like:
- exercises to strengthen muscle groups
- stretches to restore shoulder mobility
- postural tips so you’re less likely to have wrist pain while typing
Your chiropractor will customize any advice and treatment plan around your medical history, workplace situation, and your health goals.
Work Injury Treatment & Pain Relief in Dayton
Are you ready to take control of your pain and get back to work? Call Dr. Brian Briggs at 937-789-7341 to schedule a consultation. Don’t let a work injury slow you down, call us today.