Have You Been Injured At Work?
Many people are surprised to find out that the majority of work injuries can be helped by a Georgetown Chiropractor. Work injuries take many forms; some are from slips and falls, or more serious accidents, while others are overuse and repetitive strain injuries. There are as many ways to injure yourself at work as there are different occupations, and none of them are very fun. The most important thing when dealing with a work-related injury is that you don't leave it until it requires more serious intervention or leads to an untreatable problem. This article talks about some of the risk factors involved with common work injuries and how chiropractic care can help you to heal from them.
Repetitive Stress and Overuse Injuries
As mentioned above, one of the most common forms of work injury are actually the result of repetitive strain and overuse. Small tasks done with poor posture can create big problems over time. Twisting and turning while moving boxes or even continuous typing can cause both acute and chronic pain to arise. Even if you are using correct posture, the simple act of doing the same movement day in and day out can create major problems over time. Here are some of the common repetitive strain injuries:
- Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back Pain
- Slipped or Herniated Discs
The list goes on. Even if you are just at the beginning of an overuse injury, or you are concerned that you may start to develop one because of the nature of your work, it is important to start preventative and early treatment to ensure the issue does not progress to something more problematic.
Work Injury in Georgetown
Whether you have had an accident at work, or are injured from repetitive strain, it is very common for the joint structure and surrounding soft tissues to be impacted, and to be the source of the pain you are experiencing. When tissue is irritated and inflamed the flow of blood and oxygen can become impeded, leading to pain, numbness or tingling. This can result in further damage to the related systems in the long-term.
Chiropractic Care for Work Injuries
The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recognizes the high success rate Chiropractors have with treating these types of injuries, and have authorized Chiropractors to initiate WSIB claims without a Medical referral.
A chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation in order to assess your condition and determine the source of pain as well as the symptoms. Once the cause of the pain has been determined, the chiropractor will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan and the most effective treatment combinations to alleviate your pain.
The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to avoid further pain and complications. The Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown is registered with the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and accepts WSIB claims. Call our team at The Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown today to get started on the track to recovery.
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