Have You Been Injured at Work?
Amazingly, most work injuries can be fixed by the best chiropractor in Columbia or Towson. Work injuries do not typically result from a serious accident as one would think, they occur from repetitive stress to certain points in the body and develop from overuse. In all cases, there are many possibilities for work injuries in different fields of work. Most importantly work injuries can, and should, be treated before the pain becomes unbearable and needs surgery or develops into a condition that is untreatable. The article that follows includes risk factors for work injuries and explains how Atlas Family Chiropractic Center is able to help you heal from a work injury.
Repetitive Stress and Overuse Injuries
Simple tasks done with improper posture will create painful problems after long stretches of time. From sitting all day and typing to carrying large boxes while bending over, even the simplest tasks can cause acute and serious pain to sprout. Even with perfect posture, stress from repetitive work for eight or more hours a day can cause lasting pain or chronic issues over time. Below are some repetitive stress injuries that occur today:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Back Ache
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Slipped or Herniated discs
The full list is not by any means exhaustive. So if you are experiencing the start of an overuse injury or are at risk, it is wise to begin preventative care with a chiropractic consultation. This could prevent a lifetime of pain that stops you from living a fully healthy life in the future.
The spinal column is the central bone structure in the body and is commonly impacted from work injuries. This is often the source of the pain since the spinal column houses the spinal cord. When there is a misalignment from repetitive stress on the body the nerve fibers in the spinal cord are affected and cause pain to radiate to specific points in the body that might not even be injured. Additionally, when joints and bones are misaligned, it can cut the flow of signals from the nervous system and blood from the cardiovascular system which can cause pain and permanent damage in the long run to various systems of the body.
Chiropractic Care at Atlas Family Chiropractic Center for Work Injuries
Chiropractors have great success when it come to treating work related injuries. The care that chiropractors are able to offer is non-invasive and safe. In order to pinpoint the source of the injury, the chiropractor will complete a thorough examination. Afterwards, a chiropractor will create a personalized plan to ensure you experience effective relief that lasts.