• How Our Chiropractic Work Injury Treatments Help Speed Your Recovery

    on Oct 15th, 2018

If you’ve ever lost time at work because of a work-related injury, you’ll understand some of the financial impact that workplace injuries can cause. Not only for the workers, but the employers also lose out due to schedule interruptions and lost productivity. The economic impact of workplace injuries exceeds $60 billion in the United States annually.  

These injuries aren’t all the major catastrophic type. In fact, more modest musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries cost big dollars simply due to their prevalence. Lower back pain and repetitive strain disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome account for large portions of the Workers’ Compensation burden.

When a workplace injury affects you, your priority is not only recovering from the injury but also to get back to work quickly to ensure the financial impact on your family is minimal. Many injured workers depend on chiropractic care to speed healing. If you’re dealing with a workplace injury, contact Dr. Clayman at Roxbury Spine and Wellness to get yourself back on the job quickly.

Recovering from work injuries

If your work injury requires medical treatment, such as stitches or a cast for broken bones, these are, of course, your immediate priorities. However, this type of workplace accident is far less common than MSK disorders. Considering that you can develop workplace injuries simply by sitting at a desk for long periods of time, it’s not surprising.

For MSK issues such as back pain, neck pain, muscle strain, or sciatica, to mention a few, your body does a remarkable job performing self-repair. However, the nature of many MSK injuries impairs your body’s ability to respond to these repairs. Self-healing depends on adequate blood flow, and when your body is out of balance, efficient blood flow can be compromised.

The goals of chiropractic treatment

People who are new to chiropractic care often think in terms of conventional medicine, that a chiropractic adjustment “cures” a specific problem or injury. Often, you’ll experience fast relief of pain after a chiropractic session, but this is only part of the benefit.

The tensions that are eased when you have an adjustment are intended more to restore balance and alignment to your MSK system. When your body is in balance this way, your circulatory system works better at supplying nutrients to injured areas, promoting faster healing.

Chiropractic care is a drug-free way to not only repair your body after a workplace injury, but it also complements other treatments, such as physiotherapy and massage. Rather than masking an injury with pain medication, chiropractic care often treats the source of your pain, correcting it rather than hiding its symptoms.

Like any form of health treatment, chiropractic care can’t fix every injury, but given the prevalence of MSK and soft tissue damage when it comes to workplace injuries, the pain relief, and core injury treatment offered through chiropractic is an ideal way to handle many issues affecting your health in the workplace.

If you’re suffering from such an injury, whether acute or chronic, call Roxbury Spine and Wellness or contact us online today to arrange a consultation and spinal adjustment.

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