Most workplaces put safety first. Unfortunately, workplace accidents and work-related injuries still occur far too often. Workplace injuries are stressful because they are unexpected and emotional as well as painful. At Integrated Health Solutions, many of our patients suffer from work-related injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back pain. These injuries are caused by repeating the same motion all day long for days on end, like typing on the computer.
We also see many who have suffered a slip and fall at work and now have chronic muscle and nerve pain. Most have some back and neck pain. We use a variety of treatments to get our patients well and back to work.
Why Use Chiropractic Care After a Work Injury
Chiropractic care is effective in treating many neuromuscular disorders. A chiropractor is trained to diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and understands how these disorders affect the nervous system and general health. When you have a sore neck, the chiropractor will use a variety of therapies, such as spinal manipulation, massage, and cold laser therapy to reduce the pain.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has recorded more than one million occupational injury and illness cases that result in missing work for some time every year. This number averages out to one work-related injury or illness out of every 100 full-time workers per year. At Integrated Health Solutions, we use a variety of therapies to heal our patients so they can get back to work as soon as possible.
Common Occupational Injuries
The majority of employers offer adequate safety training, yet accidents happen every day. The most common injury at work is sprained ankles and strained muscles. The sprained ankles often occur because of a slip and a fall and the strained muscles are from lifting too-heavy of objects. Many injuries can be avoided with proper training, and being aware of your surroundings.
The top eight injuries that American employees suffer at work are:
- Sprains, strains, tears
- Nonspecified injuries and disorders (usually soreness and swelling)
- Puncture Wounds
The staff at Integrated Health Solutions has helped many injured workers get back on their feet and back to work. We can help you too.
Contact Us Today
Have you been injured at work and need chiropractic care? At Integrated Health Solutions, we will use several different therapies available in our practice to reduce your pain and get you back to work soon. For more information on how chiropractic care can help you reduce your work-related injury, contact us to schedule an appointment today.