Chiropractic Treatment to Ease Pain of Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Posted on: Sep 18 2016
Overuse injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, occur when the same movements are consistently done to certain muscles and joints. These injuries can actually be extremely common for workers in all industries, even those who spend most of their days in an office environment. Some of the most common repetitive stress injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, which involves pressure to the wrist, and tendinitis, which is characterized by a swollen tendon. Other forms of overuse injuries that can occur include epicondylitis, a torn meniscus, back strains or sprains, herniated discs, and complex regional pain syndrome.
The approach that a chiropractor will take in relieving your pain associated with an overuse injury will depend on the particular area that has been injured and the level of damage that has been caused. Dr. Mollins is certified to treat workers compensation patients, so if you are injured while working you can receive treatment with no out of pocket expense.
Under most circumstances, spinal manipulation will be used to address the pain and restore the spine back into its natural alignment. Other conditions may require additional massage or exercise to relieve pain and restore the proper joint functions. A chiropractor can assist an injured individual in recovering their full range of motion in the damaged area, eliminate the pain caused by the injury, and strengthen the area to prevent further damage from occurring in the future.
Any time you are involved in an accident on the job or through the scope of your work responsibilities, go see your doctor as soon as possible. In most cases, the longer you wait to have your injury treated, the longer it will take to achieve wellness.
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Dr. Jeff J. Mollins is eager to get the ball rolling on treatment for his patients throughout Brooklyn the moment they contact his office. It’s important to contact a medical professional even if you are not certain as to the severity of your injury, as some injuries have latent symptoms that can lead to much bigger problems later on.
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