If you’re like most people, the last thing you think about is getting injured on the job until it happens to you. Work injuries can happen anywhere, at any time. If you’re covered by workers' comp insurance, you can receive compensation for treatment, which includes chiropractic care for musculoskeletal injuries. These FAQs explain more about work injuries and how chiropractic care at Cutitta Chiropractic can help with treatment.
What causes work injuries?
Work injuries can be the result of:
- Years of poor ergonomics
- Heavy lifting
- Falling objects
- Slip and falls
- Repetitive motions
If your injury results in muscle, joint, ligament, or nerve pain, our chiropractors can help with pain relief.
What are some common musculoskeletal work injuries?
Work injuries can occur in any work environment, although some workplaces like industrial warehouses or construction sites are at higher risk. Some of the most common work injuries are:
- Back pain caused by heavy lifting, poor ergonomics, or repetitive motions
- Herniated discs
- Dislocated or frozen shoulder
- Muscle strains/muscle tears
- Joint sprains
- Neck injuries like whiplash
- Spinal misalignments
What should I do if I sustain a work injury?
Your first step is to report your injury to your immediate supervisor so there’s a record of the accident. This entitles you to compensation from worker’s comp insurance. Then seek treatment for your injury. For musculoskeletal pain relief, we recommend seeing a chiropractor at your earliest convenience.
How does chiropractic care help with work-related injuries?
One of the main focuses of chiropractic care is pain relief. We will evaluate your condition to determine what type of injury you sustained and its severity, so we can outline a treatment plan. We make use of non-invasive chiropractic techniques like adjustments and spinal decompression, along with natural therapies like massage and rehab exercises to treat your pain and help your body heal.
Adjustments can relieve neck, shoulder, and back pain by realigning your spine. This relieves pressure from spinal muscles, joints, and nerves so you can move about more freely. Soft tissue massage eases pain and tension in your muscles and joints. It also circulates fresh blood to the afflicted areas to promote faster healing. Rehab exercises can also help restore your flexibility, range of motion, and mobility.
See Our Chiropractors for Work Injury Treatment
To schedule a consultation for diagnosing and treating a work-related injury, contact Cutitta Chiropractic. Call our Lawrenceville office today at (412) 325-4100 or our Greenfield office at (412) 235-7103.