What can cause a work injury?
Some work injuries are caused by a traumatic one time event. Other injuries may be caused over time from repetitive motion such as working on an assembly line or typing. Prolonged sitting, standing, poor posture and stress may also cause a work injury. Types of work injuries include back or neck injuries, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, overuse and repetitive stress injury, nerve damage, rotator cuff tears and headaches.
Delaying treatment after an injury can cause further injury which may lead to chronic pain. Seeking treatment sooner rather than later will increase your likelihood of efficient recovery. Studies show that patients receiving chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain tend to miss fewer workdays compared to patients not under the care of a chiropractor. Once our doctors establish the nature of your work injury, an individualized treatment plan will be developed and coordinated with primary care providers, neurologists and orthopedists.
Report your injury to your employer.
Seek medical attention right away.
You are entitled to be represented by a lawyer.
Why is it important to seek medical attention as soon as possible?
Injured At Work?
These types of injuries involve muscles, tendons, discs, nerves and bones. The injuries may be due to the type of work or the work environment. Symptoms, such as pain, numbness and tingling reduce work productivity, causing lost time and money. Worse than that, the damage can become permanent.
What is a Work Related Musculoskeletal Injury?
What Are the Risk Factors?
Using machines that involve vibration.
Prolonged exertion of the hands.
Forceful, repetitive exertion of the hands.
Lifting, pulling and pushing heavy objects.
Working in awkward postures
If you are exposed to any of the above risk factors, odds are that you’ll end up with some form of work injury. Our bodies were not meant to be continually subjected to traumatic conditions. If you are concerned that you may be suffering from a work-related injury, please contact our office for a free consultation. Call 1-800-617-2461.