What to Do After You’ve Been Injured at Work

Work injuries are common and can be triggered by a number of scenarios. Usually, injuries to the neck and back occur during heavy lifting and unpredicted movements.

However, many injuries are sustained over long periods of time due to repetitive motion and poor postural habits at work. If you are experiencing pain in your neck or back but cannot quite place where the injury might have come from, it could be work-related.

The most common causes of pain from a workplace injury:

  • Typing
  • Yanking
  • Raising
  • Running
  • Resting in bad posture

Even though some of these actions are habitual and seemingly harmless, pressure can build up on ligaments and muscles and eventually, on your bones. This is why some patients do not notice the pain right away.

Will the pain from a workplace injury go away on its own?

If you practice safe posture and movement technique, you can likely rebuild a healthier body on your own. For many patients, the pain is lingering, returning every few weeks or months. Scheduling an appointment for chiropractic pain management can relieve the body of sustained pressure and restore your motion to full range.

How does the chiropractor treat the pain?

Treatment depends on the types of injury and severity of pain. In moderate cases, our chiropractors treat the pressure with warm and cold compresses. In extreme cases, we will discuss physical therapy and possibly surgery.

At BackFit Health + Spine, we are committed to assessing each patient comprehensively and working with you on a flexible schedule to bring your body back to optimal health.

If you have been injured at work or suspect you’ve sustained an injury at work from bad postural habits, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.

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