How Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat Some of the Most Common Workplace Injuries
- Posted on: Sep 29 2015
Have you been injured in a work accident or are you currently suffering from an overuse/repetitive motion injury due to the responsibilities of your job? It’s not only construction workers and people working in industries requiring manual labor who suffer from on the job injuries. As the Brooklyn chiropractic office of Dr. Jeff Mollins, D.C., we treat injuries of all types.
When it comes to worker’s compensation, most people assume workers slipped and fell at work, or were otherwise injured due to a malfunction in the equipment. But the reality is you are just as at risk for an injury sitting at your desk. If your job requires completing repetitive motions, including working in an office at a desk or in a kitchen as a chef, you are susceptible to to repetitive strain injuries (RSI), like carpal tunnel.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused when your wrist’s median nerve begins to swell, putting pressure on the nerve and causing pain, including a burning sensation or difficulty holding an object. Seeing a Brooklyn chiropractor for a combination of adjustments, massage and physical therapy can help you relieve the pain without the need for medication.
Dr. Mollins, a Brooklyn-based workers compensation chiropractor can assist those suffering from a back-related injury, which may be causing other forms of pain, like neck pain or migraines. Back pain may be caused from a herniated disk, or you may be holding poor posture while sitting at your computer screen.
If your pain is caused by poor posture, a trip to the chiropractor can help you adjust to a more comfortable position. The solution may be as simple as changing your chair height, providing supplemental back support, or relocating your computer to prevent further pain, while receiving massage to help relieve current pain.
A herniated disc requires adjustments in order to restore the correct alignment. When the disc pinches nearby nerves, you experience a numbing pain, that could be causing you migraines, or depending on where the disc is located, neck pain. A chiropractor can help you realign the disc and get you back to comfort.
Contact the Brooklyn chiropractic office of Dr. Jeff Mollins, D.C. for treatment of the most common overuse workplace injuries.
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