Can you guess how long the average American will spend at work in their lifetime? Roughly 90,000 hours or 1/3 of their life! Whether or not your job is physically demanding, that much time spent doing anything will take a toll. There are many different injuries that you can sustain while at work, and we’ve put together a list of things to look out for and how chiropractic care can help.
Common Workplace Injuries
If the very unfortunate circumstance happens that you become injured at work and you are prevented from doing your job, it can be more than just pain that you suffer from. Frustration, anxiety, and depression are also commonly experienced when people are unable to do their day-to-day tasks, in large part due to the job being put at risk. Some injuries happen as accidents, but there are some that are due to repeating the same motion over and over again. Many injuries that happen in the workplace and be prevented and treated with the help of regular chiropractic adjustments including:
Workplace Injury Diagnosis
When you come in to Williamsburg Chiropractic with a specific complaint, we will do more than treat your symptoms. As chiropractors, our goal is to determine the cause of the issues and an appropriate treatment plan. We will start by asking you questions about your lifestyle, including your job and other potential contributing factors. We might ask for a family and/or medical history or even suggest additional testing like an x-ray or MRI. Once we’ve compiled all necessary information, we will use our expertise and years of experience to determine the cause of your issues and a unique treatment plan for your needs.
Chiropractic Can Help!
Once we’ve got an understanding of your injuries, we will move forward with a non-invasive, natural, and drug-free treatment plan. As chiropractors, we are known mostly for spinal adjustments, but we are also well-versed in how the body works. We will use a combination of treatment methods including massage therapy, heat/ice therapy, exercise therapy and more to help you fully recover. We will establish the right course of treatment for your needs, though all of our treatment plans have the same goal: to provide the best care possible and restore our patients to true health.
If you have sustained a workplace injury or would like to learn more about how to prevent them, click here to contact us. Our team of professionals will be happy to help you on the path to wellness!