If you have a physically demanding job, your risk of work-related injuries increases. If you get injured at your workplace, the specialists at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab are here for you. Our highly skilled team offer holistic pain-relieving treatments for work injuries to maximize recovery and relieve your discomfort naturally. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book one online today.
What are work-related injuries?
Work-related injuries are those you sustain while at work. For example, you could get injured lifting something heavy, driving a motorized vehicle, falling, or using heavy machinery. While some work injuries are minor and heal with extra rest, other work-related injuries are severe or long-lasting without medical intervention.
What are common types of work-related injuries?
The most common work-related injuries include:
- Head trauma
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Tendon or muscle injuries
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Other types of nerve pain
In addition to severe or ongoing pain, other symptoms of work-related injuries include decreased range of motion, weakness, swelling, stiffness, bruising, and joint instability.
How does my doctor diagnose a work-related injury?
The Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab team reviews your lifestyle habits, accident history, symptoms, and medical history to determine which type of work-related injury you have. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may recommend X-rays, a CT scan, nerve tests, an MRI, or another imaging procedure.
How are work-related injuries treated?
Treatments available at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab for work-related injuries include chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy.
You lie down on a comfortable table during chiropractic adjustments while your specialist manually manipulates your spine and soft tissues. Doing so helps better align your spine, improve circulation, relieve pinched nerves, and stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal.
A licensed massage therapist manually places pressure on sore, tight, or tense soft tissues to alleviate pain, speed healing, and reduce stress.
Your provider may also recommend physical therapy or home remedies like resting, using ice or heat packs, and wearing a brace while a work injury heals. Avoid returning to physically demanding work activities until your doctor gives you the OK.
How can I reduce the risk of work-related injuries?
If you have a physically demanding job, ways to reduce the risk of work-related injuries include getting regular exercise, using proper lifting techniques, and wearing protective equipment when necessary. Adopt healthy habits and limit repetitive motions.
At the first sign of work-related injuries, call the Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab office or schedule an appointment online today.