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Posted on 09-11-2016
If a work related injury limits your ability to go about your normal life, you might benefit from the treatment of work related injuries through Chiropractic medicine.
Many workplace injuries occur due to lifting heavy equipment or other hazards of construction and other heavy labor sites. However, many injuries also occur in the office environment. For instance, a lack of good posture and improper ergonomics of an office chair can lead to injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic neck pain. It only takes one small misstep to cause someone to slip and fall on a wet floor, which could lead to a herniated disc and severe back pain.
Back injuries are one of the most common work related injuries. Long hours hunched over a desk places strain on the back and neck muscles, leading to stiffness and soreness.
The initial step in managing chronic back pain is to see a chiropractic doctor who can identify its underlying cause. If poor ergonomics are responsible, the chiropractor will work to correct the situation by suggesting simple adjustments to back support, chair height, and computer placement. These things are capable of reducing or eliminating back strain.
If a workplace injury resulted in a herniated spinal disc chiropractic adjustments have the potential to help restore their proper alignment. So long as the herniated disc injury results in compressed nerves, a radiating or numbing pain will persist. Contingent on the disc’s location, the patient may also experience neck pain or suffer from chronic headaches. Chiropractic adjustments go far to bring fast relief for neck pain, back pain, and migraine relief.
If you have experienced a workplace injury and are experiencing back or neck pain as a result, or if you suspect you might have carpal tunnel syndrome or other work related injuries, please contact us at Lexington Family Clinic at your earliest convenience. Dr. Gallentine offers competent, professional chiropractic treatments in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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