Workplace injuries come in many forms, so it may be a surprise that a chiropractor can help with most of them. This is because chiropractors don't just do spinal adjustments. They can also help with your joints, improve soft tissue healing, and more. Here are some of the issues related to workplace injuries that one of these doctors can help you with:
It is said that back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work. It often arises from workplace injuries caused by improperly lifting things, overexerting yourself, and using unergonomic ways of twisting and bending. Chiropractors shine when it comes to back injuries, so it makes sense to see one in these cases. Spinal adjustments, massage, and other therapies can help you heal faster so you can get those paychecks coming in again.
Often, carpal tunnel syndrome is aggravated by problems with the elbow, shoulder, and even spine. Adjusting all of these joints helps to relieve these issues so that the wrist can heal without interference. Adjustments to the wrist itself are typically done as well. If the wrist is too painful to adjust right away, a brace or other gear will usually be provided so that irritation is avoided and swelling has a chance to decrease.
Some injuries require surgery to repair them. These wounds often involve things like deep cuts, crushing, or strong impacts. While chiropractors don't perform surgery, they can help greatly when it's time to recover from an operation.
Therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and other therapies work to help relieve the stiffness and contraction that usually accompanies surgical procedures. It also relieves pain. They can make recovery happen much faster, and help to make that recovery complete. Since it is common for surgery to reduce muscle strength and general tone, exercises will often be prescribed as well.
If a spinal condition is found to exist, post-surgical care can include spinal adjustments and related therapies. By getting the spine aligned properly, you relieve unnecessary strain on your body so that it can concentrate its energy on healing the parts that were injured in your workplace accident.
To get evaluated for treatments for your workplace injury, just give us a call here at Kosak Chiropractic & Acupuncture in West Omaha, NE. Our phone number is (402) 964-0300.