Work Injuries and Chiropractic

Keizer Work InjuryFirst Choice Chiropractic and Rehabilitation offers efficient relief of work injuries in the Keizer and Salem areas.

There is much insistence on safety at the workplace and providing workers the tools and training they need to stay safe. Yet, despite the most comprehensive of precautionary measures, work injuries do occur and sometimes the need for professional medical care arises. Needless to say, any Keizer work injury can lead to pain and stiffness, making it difficult for a person to perform his/her job to the best of their abilities. This is where the need to see a Keizer chiropractor arises.

The most common cause of work injuries is accident. However, over the years, the main cause has changed somewhat, with repetitive motions now considered the foremost reason why people suffer workplace injuries. For instance, if a person carries heavy loads on a daily basis, eventually it would have an impact on his/her spine and neck. All employees who are at risk of work injuries should have access to proper chiropractic care.

The environment of the workplace also determines the risk of an accident or injury occurring. For instance, the risk of accident at a construction site is greater than in the office of an ad agency. That being said, just because you work in a comfortable office doesn’t mean you are immune to work injuries. Issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome or neck pain are caused by improper posture and sitting for hours on end.

Chiropractic for Work Injuries

When an injury has been caused by a poor lifting technique or repetitive movements, the only way it can be treated is through professional care. If you experience any of the following ailments after a Keizer work injury, you should seek chiropractic care right away:

• Rotator cuff issues

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Tendinitis

• Back/ spinal injuries

• Disc Herniation

• Sciatica

• Neck injuries

• Numbness or tingling in the arms and legs

• Neck Pain

• Back Pain

• Headaches

Thankfully, our Keizer chiropractors, Drs. Bhasin, Davidson, and Tajapour, specialize in treating discomfort and pain caused by workplace injuries. Chiropractic care has proven to be successful for a number of musculoskeletal injuries caused by a work injury. Our chiropractors combine chiropractic techniques with physical therapy to offer the best non-invasive work injury care in the Keizer and Salem areas. Call First Choice Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for relief from work injuries in Keizer, OR today.

References

Headache

Jull G, Trott P, Potter H, et al. A randomized controlled trail of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache. Spine 2002; 27(17):1835-1843.

Dizziness Lystad RP, Bell G, et al. Manual therapy with and without vestibular rehabilitation for cervicogenic dizziness: a systematic review. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies 2011;19(1):21.

Neck pain

Bronfort G, Evans R, Anderson A, Svendsen K, Bracha Y, and Grimm R. Spinal Manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 2012; 156 (1): 1-10.

Back Pain

Balthazard P, et al. Manual therapy followed by specific active exercises versus a placebo followed by specific active exercises on the improvement of functional disability in patients with chronic non specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012; 13: 162. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-162.

Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R. Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 53(4): 396-404.

von Heymann W, Schloemer P, et al. Spinal HVLA-manipulation in acute nonspecific LBP: A double blinded randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine 2012; doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318275d09c.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Wrist Pain

De-la-llave-Rincon, A. Response of pain intensity to soft tissue mobilization and neurodynamic technique: a series of 18 patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012; doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.06.002.

Sciatica

McMorland G, Suter E, Casha S, du Plessis SJ, Hurlbert RJ. Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2010; 33(8): 576-584.