A work injury can be devastating, not only physically, but emotionally and financially as well. The most common types of work-related injuries are in the back and neck, accounting for almost 90% of injuries that occur in the workplace.
Surprisingly, the majority of those injuries do not happen as a result of serious accidents, but from overuse and repetitive stress. At Travis Chiropractic in Tulsa, we specialize in providing gentle, holistic care to the injured worker so that way they can go back to their daily activities in the safest manner possible.
Many work-related injuries are caused by regular, everyday activities on the job. Most occupations require a worker to do the same movements with their body, day in and day out. These repetitive motions, over time, cause the body trauma. Repetitive stress injuries (like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) may not be noticed right away because their onset is very gradual, but they are very serious injuries.
These types of injuries are a major cause of worker absenteeism and are the leading cause of worker’s compensation claims in the U.S. Here are some examples of repetitive stress injuries in Tulsa:
If you suspect you have any of these or other overuse injuries, even if it is in the beginning phases and you’re not sure what it is yet, please call Travis Chiropractic in Tulsa today. Waiting until the injury becomes debilitating is not necessary. Often, we can detect these injuries in their early stages and through gentle, non-invasive chiropractic treatment, stop their progression before they stop you from working.
Whether from repetitive stress or from an accident, work injuries commonly affect the spine. The structural bones move out of place either slowly or suddenly, causing the spinal column to be compressed or otherwise impacted. This results in pain, numbness, muscle weakness, loss of balance, dizziness, and a host of other symptoms.
In order to heal from these work injuries, the spine must be brought back into alignment. This allows the muscles, cartilage, and other tissues to heal naturally. The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is for you to avoid further pain and complication.
If you have been injured at work, or are concerned that your work may be causing repetitive stress or overuse injury, Travis Chiropractic is ready to help. We can help you understand where your symptoms are coming from and what it will take to improve, then design specialized treatment plans to heal properly from your injury and get you back to work!
Call 918-224-2225 today to schedule your free consultation!