Every year, too many Americans suffer from work-related injuries that cause them pain and suffering, and a loss of income. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 1994, 705,800 cases (32%) of all injuries that resulted in days away from work were due to overexertion and repetitive motion.
Most of these cases affected the back, and were caused by overexertion in lifting, pushing or pulling objects. Repetitive injuries were caused by typing or key entry, repetitive use of tools and repetitive placing, grasping, or moving of objects other than tools. Most of the repetitive injuries affected the wrist, with the shoulder and back involved in a small percentage of cases.
These injuries are classified as work-related musculoskeletal disorders. WMSDs can cause severe and debilitating symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling; reduced worker productivity, lost time from work; temporary or permanent disability; inability to perform tasks and increased worker’s compensation costs.
Chiropractic care is highly effective in treating WMSDs. The gentle, low-force adjustments a chiropractor performs can restore alignment to the musculoskeletal system, providing long-lasting relief from back and neck pain.
Repetitive motion injuries typically cause a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Frequent typing or repetitive use of tools can cause the tissue in the wrist to become inflamed and swollen. This swelling narrows the median nerve channel, putting pressure on the median nerve, causing numbness and/or pain. A chiropractor will make gentle adjustments and manipulation of the wrist to alleviate the pain, making it a much less invasive treatment than surgery. Massage is also useful to help relieve pain and reduce swelling.
Work-related injuries can have a serious physical, emotional and financial impact on your life. Chiropractic care can significantly reduce the stress and pain from these injuries, and help you get back on the job more quickly. Don’t be limited in your daily life by pain the can be reduced, repaired or eliminated altogether. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor today.
You only have a short period of time to get treatment and have it covered under Worker's Comp. Get help now – contact us.
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