Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries
The workplace can be a dangerous place – even in seemingly benign occupations. Physical labor and repetitive motions are responsible for a bevy of workman’s compensation claims every year in the U.S. Though a person can develop nearly any type of injury on the job, certain workman’s comp injuries are more common than others. Some of the most prevalent injuries in the workplace include:
- Herniated discs
- Muscle Sprains
- Soft Tissue Strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
These conditions can cause severe or chronic pain and in some cases, numbness and tingling. Instead of masking symptoms with prescription medications, chiropractic is effective for treating the source of some of the most common workplace injuries.
Did you know…
back pain is the most common injury in the workplace? It is the single most frequent reason Americans call into work year after year. Whether due to long periods of standing or frequent heavy lifting, the muscles, discs and vertebrae of the upper and lower back are very sensitive to injury. Chiropractic is highly effective for treating back pain and preventing it from returning again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my injury is work-related?
Your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance company may require that you prove an injury is work-related before receiving benefits for a claim. Determining if your injury occurred on the job is simple: Did your injury occur while you were performing a task for your employer? This includes injuries that occur inside the workplace, as well as injuries that occur on location or while riding in a company vehicle.
What should I do if I become injured on the job?
Most workplace injuries are related to the muscles, joints, bones or nerves. These areas typically respond well to chiropractic treatment, which restores the body’s natural alignment and facilitates healing. By going to the source of an injury, chiropractic helps to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and speed the healing process. If you have suffered an injury on the job, contact our office to schedule an appointment right away.
How long will it take to recover from a workman’s comp injury?
Rehabilitative care expedites the recovery process and returns patients to work as quickly as possible. Every injury is unique and will require varying amounts of time and treatment to make a full recovery. Our office works with patients who have been injured on the job on a regular basis. We work to develop a personalized workplace injury treatment plan designed to return patients to their jobs in as little time as possible.