Treating Work Injuries
Thousands of people get injured every year on the job. Office workers who spend long hours sitting in front of a computer are no exception. Many people report neck, shoulder, and lower back pain. However, whether your injury is caused by sitting long hours, slips and falls, accident injury, or ergonomic problems, the first thing you should do is seek treatment.
Your work injury will naturally heal over time, but if the pain gets persistent and chronic, you may need to seek help from a chiropractor as it could be the sign of a serious problem. Our expert chiropractors at Bartell Chiropractic Life Center in Deerfield Beach can help relieve your work injury pain and help you get back to work.
Common Work Injuries
- Slip and fall: No matter what height, falling can be dangerous as it can cause serious permanent injuries. Depending on your fall, any part of your body can get injured, especially if it is a hard surface.
- Falling objects: Depending on your workplace or the nature of your job, you may be at risk of getting injured by falling objects. Here, your head, neck, hands, and back are at risk.
- Overexertion: If your job requires you to pull, lift, carry, throw or hold heavy objects, you put your body at risk of overexertion, which can lead to strained muscles, burnouts, and chronic pain.
- Injuries as a result of repetitive motions: Repetitive motions such as chopping foods, packing boxes, or typing puts your body at risk of work-related injuries such as muscle strain and chronic pain.
What to Do After an Injury
While many workplaces have set various safety standards to protect workers from work injuries, many people still get injured. Some injuries can be mild while others can be painful and may require special treatment. Studies have found that more than sixty percent of work injuries are related to the spine. A chiropractor can provide treatment for injuries resulting in back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractors are health professionals who use their hands or small specialized tools to help reduce pain. A chiropractor mainly deals with spinal manipulation, joints, and alignment. A small alteration to the body's musculoskeletal structure can enable the body to self-heal and decrease chronic pain. Most work-related injuries, such as falls, can lead to pain around the joints. A chiropractor can help improve mobility in those joints.
Chiropractic Care in Deerfield Beach
Don't let a work injury hinder you from doing your job. Our chiropractors in Deerfield Beach will provide you with state of the art treatment and help you get back to work as soon as possible. Call Bartell Chiropractic Life Center today at 954-426-3200 to schedule an appointment.