Work injuries can bring your life to a halt. If you are suffering from neck, shoulder, or back pain due to strained muscles, torn ligaments, or dislocated joints, chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic care is specifically designed to relieve musculoskeletal pain and promote the healing of these types of injuries. These frequently asked questions from Robin Wellness Center in Robbinsdale, MN, will explain more about work injuries and how chiropractic care can help.
What causes work injuries?
Work injuries can happen in any workplace environment, although some people are at greater risk of injury due to the nature of their job. Workplace injuries can be caused by slips and falls, falling objects, tripping, heavy lifting, poor ergonomics, or repetitive motions that put a strain on your neck, shoulder, or back muscles. If your job involves driving, you may suffer a work injury due to an accident on the road.
What are some common injuries people sustain on the job?
Neck and back injuries are quite common, especially if your work entails heavy lifting. Heavy lifting can strain your muscles and tendons or tear ligaments in your spine, resulting in low back pain. Slip and falls can cause whiplash or result in dislocated joints. Poor ergonomics may cause neck or back pain due to strained muscles and joints.
What should I do if I have a work injury?
Report your injury to your supervisor so you can file a worker’s comp claim. Then see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis of your condition. If you have suffered a musculoskeletal injury, your doctor may refer you to a chiropractor for treatment. At Robin Wellness Center, you will be examined by Dr. Freudenthal or Dr. Velin to verify your injury. Once we have determined the source of your pain, we can outline a treatment plan.
How does our chiropractor handle work injuries?
Dr. Freudenthal and Dr. Velin will begin by reviewing your medical history to get a good idea of your current state of health. We will then perform a physical exam to determine the source and severity of your injury. Once we have this information, we can customize a treatment plan to suit your needs.
Chiropractic adjustments are often used to relieve neck, shoulder, and back pain caused by strained muscles or dislocated joints. Adjustments can help realign your skeletal system to restore body functions and promote natural healing. If your pain is caused by a herniated disc, spinal decompression can help alleviate your symptoms. Massage therapy and corrective exercises may also be used to expedite your recovery.
See Our Chiropractors in Robbinsdale, MN
If you have been injured on the job and want to benefit from chiropractic care for pain relief that does not rely on pain medication or surgery, contact Robin Wellness Center in Robbinsdale, MN. Call us today at (763) 746-1244 to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors.