Common Workplace Injuries Helped by Chiropractic Care
When we think of workplace injuries, our minds automatically go to cuts, bruises, and maybe even broken bones. The truth is, workplace injuries aren’t always so dramatic, but they can still lessen your quality of life by contributing to chronic pain and inflammation.
How is it possible, though, for individuals to suffer workplace injuries simply by conducting their daily tasks? Take a moment to consider all the movements that you do during any given day. Typing on a computer not only strains your neck and back, but many people also leave their elbows unsupported as they type. If you have a habit of crossing your legs, you’re likely straining your spine and hips.
If you work in a field where you walk and bend frequently, you are likely placing a strain on your lower back, hips, and knees. If you often find yourself reaching for high objects, the inevitable strain on your neck, shoulders and upper back will become apparent.
Any repetitive movement has the potential to cause bone, muscle and ligament strain. Depending on your job, you may find yourself doing any of the following: bending and lifting, reaching and pulling, typing or sitting for extended periods with your legs crossed over one another.
Like most things in life, what may not a big deal if you do it once, can easily become a major strain on your body with continuous repetition.
Common Workplace Injuries That Chiropractic Can Treat
- Chronic back and neck pain.
- Repeated strains to a specific area of your body.
- Headaches that increase with frequency or movement.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Neck pain.
- Tendonitis in knees and elbows.
- Hip pain.
The list goes on, but many people dismiss these complaints as ‘feeling their age’ or just the standard aches and pains of everyday life. The truth is you don’t have to live with these pains, and if you are experiencing them, you should recognize them as your body sending ‘help’ signals.
To complicate matters further, sometimes we have instances in our personal lives that affect us in ways we don’t expect. Activities that we may have been able to complete prior to pregnancy, weight gain or loss, another unrelated injury or even adding time to our daily commute can begin to cause us pain.
This is your body's response to the additional strain being placed on your muscular-skeletal system, and it’s completely normal. In fact, many children receive chiropractic care for strains and injuries that occur simply because they are growing so fast and tend to be very active while doing so.
Chiropractic care can be the answer to the calls for help that your body is sending. As a skilled, licensed chiropractic provider, Dr. Apps can help your bones, joints, and ligaments get back to proper alignment, reducing muscular strain, and in turn, alleviating some of the pain symptoms you’re experiencing.
Seeing the Results of Your Chiropractic Treatment
Traditionally, repeated chiropractic therapy is needed to receive the greatest result from your therapy. Some clients, who have frequent, ongoing exposure to situations that exacerbate their pain, receive continual therapy. The good news is that most patients are aware of improvement after their first session, and most insurance companies do allow some coverage for chiropractic care, so you’re free to pursue as many treatments as you might need to truly achieve recovery.
If you’re interested in learning more about how chiropractic therapy can help you live without pain, call Dr. Apps. We offer a 15-minute consultation, which is 100 percent free and obligation free. At this appointment, we’ll answer your questions about our practice, and how we can treat your injuries using the most advanced chiropractic techniques. Or, if you want to become a new patient, start your examination and treatment plan by scheduling your new patient visit!
More About Dr. Apps
Dr. Apps has over 16 years of experience, having graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2003. He’s made it his mission to help his clients realize relief from workplace and lifestyle injuries. His dedication to his clients has earned recognition and praise within the local community, with his facility proudly featured on WISN 12 News.