If you have an accident at work, an experienced chiropractor can help you recover from your injury. These are the most common workplace injuries that occur. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor can help you recover from each one.
Types of Workplace Injuries
Falls are the top reason for workplace injuries. If you use a ladder for work, you have a much higher risk of a fall injury. This is also true if you must climb heights for work, in which falls are an inherent risk.
The second most common type of workplace injuries is slip and fall injuries. These injuries occur most often on uneven surfaces, slick floors, or places where clutter blocks a walkway. If you wear shoes with little traction, they may cause you to slip and fall at work and become injured.
Common Injuries at Work
Workplace accidents can cause significant injuries that can have a lasting negative impact on your health, such as brain injuries or damage to your spinal cord. However, less severe injuries can also cause chronic pain and may affect your day-to-day abilities to work. These are the most common types of injuries you could experience from an accident at work.
Neck injuries are soft tissue injuries. They may not cause pain or stiffness for several days after an accident at work. You still need to report a neck injury to your administrators, because this type of injury may require weeks or months of chiropractic care.
It’s instinctive to reach out to protect yourself when you feel like you are falling. If you had an awkward landing, your shoulder may have been injured in a slip and fall accident. It’s possible that you have a dislocated shoulder. You will notice a sharp pain that does not subside, and you may not be able to move your arm in a broad range of motion.
Your spine can get out of alignment in several different work injury scenarios. Any time your spine is misaligned, you will experience pain and stiffness. You may also have muscle spasms due to tense muscles. Your chiropractor can help relieve your back pain and examine you for bulging disks.
Sprains and strains
When you take a fall, you may twist or roll. This can cause your ligaments to tear, which results in a sprain. If your muscles are injured, you will feel a strain.
A severe sprain or strain can cause you to suffer debilitating pain. This could hamper your ability to work for several days or even weeks. However, a chiropractor can help you get back to work much faster.
Chiropractic Care for Workplace Injuries
If you are injured at work, it’s important to seek chiropractic treatment even for minor pain. If you fail to seek treatment, you could develop scar tissue or have weak areas that are prone to more injury. Don’t hesitate to contact a chiropractor for an evaluation.
At our office, we have several different types of therapies to help you heal. You may benefit from spinal manipulation, ultrasound or other therapies to get back to health. Contact a trusted West Palm Beach chiropractor at My Hope Health today. Our number is 561-686-0120 or you can email [email protected] with questions.