Throughout the United States, workers are being hurt on the job every single day. And although not all of these injuries are severe, they can still result in life-altering pain. If you’ve been hurt while at work , chiropractic treatment might be a great option for personalized relief.
Common Types of Workers Comp Claims Occurring in the Workplace
According to the NSC or the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. These injuries range from life-threatening to minor, including these top three:
• Overexertion: According to the NSC, 34% of injuries are due to lifting or lowering and repetitive motions. To avoid these injuries, it’s best to avoid bending and twisting when lifting and taking short breaks often.
• Contact with objects: A whopping 25% of injuries are due to someone being struck by an object, caught in or oppressed by equipment, or being caught in a collapsing structure. It’s important to always wear the proper personal protective equipment and be aware of moving objects.
• Slip and falls: Another 25% of injuries are caused by slip and falls such as falling to a lower level. Always keep your work area clean, free of debris and maintained.
How Can Your Chiropractor Treat Your Workers Comp Injury?
Most of these injuries result in musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, fractures, ligament tears, back injury and more. Most of these injuries can cause severe and chronic pain, even after healing takes place. A chiropractor can help relieve this pain through chiropractic treatment.
Most chiropractors offer adjustment as a core service, manipulating your body to help relieve pain. We also offer various non-invasive treatment options, including Gua Sha, traction, orthotics, active release, interferential electro-muscle stimulation, spinal decompression and more.
These treatment options work by releasing tension and pressure, stretching muscles and joints and restoring elasticity to ligaments and tendons within the body.
Get the Care You Need Today—Call Proactive Chiropractic
Workers comp injuries should be treated no differently than injuries that happen off the clock. Without the proper care, you could be subjecting your body to future chronic pain. A chiropractor can help relieve your pain with non-invasive treatment methods. To learn more about treatment options, send us a message today.