Work Injuries and Orlando Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is often the best course of treatment for workplace injuries. The fact of the matter is, a workplace injury can take you off the job, adding to the stress of the situation. Therefore, it is essential to seek out the help of a professional who can help you not only get back to work but also help you identify the cause and source of the pain so that it can be dealt with for the longer term, not just immediately with pain relieving drugs.
A chiropractor can help with a variety of workplace injuries including:
- Back injuries
- Neck sprains and strains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lower back pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Pain, tingling or numbness in the extremities
As you can see, a chiropractor can help with a wide range of injuries. These do not always have to be headline grabbing, like a fall from a rooftop. In fact, chiropractors often deal with injuries that many people write off as ‘just part of the job.’
However, work should not hurt, even if it is physical labor. Furthermore, your employer has a moral and legal obligation to both treat and prevent injuries in the workplace. This is true of major construction sites as well as benign office work.
Therefore, if your suffering from physical pain due to your job, whether it’s a sore back from lifting or pain in your wrists and elbows from using a computer, you are legally entitled to treatment under workers compensation. This is particularly true when your pain is inhibiting your job performance or effecting other areas of your life.
How does it work?
Chiropractors treat muscular and joint problems related to the back neck. This is done physically and without surgery or drugs. Conditions that are typically treated stem from pain that is the result of nerves, muscles and/or discs that are irritated due to being out of place. Treatment can be done through:
- Manual therapy – these are hands on sessions in which the chiropractor works to realign vertebrae to restore movement and mobility
- Tissue rehabilitation – this a therapy which relieves tension in the soft tissues surrounding a joint or nerve that are irritated due to strain or over use
- Home care – these are individualized programs that help to restore mobility and movement as well as improve posture and types of movement; this can involve stretches, tension band exercises and even the use of ice packs
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job you should know that workers compensation normally covers chiropractic treatment. In fact, in many cases your chiro visits could be fully covered due to their effectiveness and rapid recovery rates.
Schedule a visit now for a consultation. Our staff can advise you on a practical course of action to take in order to get back to normal and get back to work. We can also assist you in dealing with the requirements needed for workers compensation.