The majority of work injuries can be helped by a Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor, much to the surprise of a lot of people. Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries, not necessarily accidents. The most important thing when dealing with a work-related injury is to address it immediately and not wait until a it leads to an untreatable problem.
Slips, trips and falls account for over 30% of all personal injuries in the workplace, and they're a top cause of all workers' compensation claims. These types of injuries include head, back and neck injuries, broken bones, cuts, sprains and pulled muscles.
Small tasks done with poor posture can also create big problems. Continuous typing can cause both acute and chronic pain to arise over time. Twisting and turning while moving boxes can also create a problem. Basically, performing the same movement day in and day out can create major problems over time, regardless of what the movement might be. Here are some of the common repetitive stress injuries:
Repetitive strain injury affects the muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. These types of injuries can be caused by improper technique or overuse. Age does play a factor in the people most commonly affected and symptoms include tenderness, stiffness, or tingling in the affected area. Treatment may include anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, ergonomic evaluation, and on rare occasions, surgery.
It is very common for the bone structure and spinal column to be impacted whenever there is a work injury. This is the source of the pain you are experiencing. When the vertebrae and other joints become misaligned they will often put pressure on the nerves that pass through them and cause pain that radiates out from the source of the injury to other parts of the body. Whenever the bones are not properly aligned, the flow of communication, blood, and oxygen can become obstructed. This leads to a decrease in your sense of well-being in the short-term, and damage to the related systems in the long-term.
People affected by work injuries are often referred to chiropractors because of the high success rate with treating these types of injuries. A chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation in order to assess your condition and find the source of your pain or injury. The chiropractor will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to avoid further pain and complications. Call our team at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC today to get started today.