Most people are surprised to find out that the majority of work injuries are not from serious accidents. While serious accidents happen, it is much more common to have an injury from overuse or repetitive stress. Many people with work injuries seek out chiropractic care in Columbus. Each year, companies in the United States pay millions of dollars to help their employees deal with injuries obtained while at work. This article from Potent Chiropractic will help you understand how to improve your outcome if you have been injured.
The most common risk factor for a work injury is repetitive stress. That means that you are consistently doing the same motion throughout the day. Small tasks performed with poor body mechanics can lead to big problems over time. Typically, we think that those that have physical jobs are more at risk for injury, but repetitive typing at a computer can be just as debilitating. Even if you are using good posture, the simple act of performing the same motion repetitively can create an sudden or chronic injury.
Here is a list of some of the most common injuries from repetitive motions:
The list goes on. Even if your injury seems minor, it is important to get it checked out by a specialist in the musculoskeletal system. This way we can find and correct an injury before it becomes a long standing and serious problem. If you believe you have an overuse or repetitive stress injury, please make sure to call our office right away.
Whether you have had an accident at work, or are injured from repetitive stress, it is very common for the bone structure and particularly the spinal column to be impacted, and to be the source of the pain you are experiencing. It is also very common to have injured ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, and nerves. 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. Furthermore, when the bones are not properly aligned, the flow of communication, blood, and oxygen can become impeded, leading to a decrease in your sense of well-being in the short-term, and damage to the related systems in the long-term.
Our Columbus chiropractic team has high success rates helping people with work injuries. Lower back pain and repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, are just two of the more common work-related conditions that our team regularly treats. When the spine and joints become misaligned it can commonly cause injuries. Joints that are misaligned cause swelling which can irritate surrounding nerves leading to multiple problems.
The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to make a quick recovery. Our doctors are able to assess your condition, and help you understand what it is going to take to recover.
If you are dealing with a work injury, Potent Chiropractic in Columbus is here to help. Pain is not something you have to live with. Call our team today and get started back on the track to health.