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Work-related injuries are rarely the result of awful events like getting caught in a machine. Instead, they're caused by far more mundane mishaps like falls, improper lifting, and similar things. Our chiropractor in Lexington, KY provides comprehensive treatment for workplace injuries.
Despite the name "slip and fall" being common, slippery surfaces are far from the only things that can cause you to come crashing down. An unnoticed extension cord, a box in your path, or a fallen item can easily cause you to trip and fall. Of course, slipping is definitely a hazard as well. From newly-waxed floors to icy parking lots, you face plenty of dangers in this area.
Falling, regardless of the cause, often results in the need for chiropractic care. If you land on your rear end, a shockwave travels from your tailbone up into your spine. This can cause discs to bulge or herniate. It can also throw your vertebrae out of alignment. Falling on another body part can easily disrupt the alignment of not only the spine, but whichever part was first to hit the floor.
It only takes one improper lift to throw your back out of alignment. Lifting something in the wrong way can also cause strains and sprains to the back's soft tissue. Overexertion is another risk, especially if your job doesn't usually involve any lifting and you suddenly have to move something heavy.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is likely the most infamous of this type of injury, but it isn't the only one. Any part of the body that you use for repeated, frequent motions all day long can suffer from this action. Symptoms often include extreme pain, tenderness, and sometimes tingling or numbness in the affected part.
A workplace injury chiropractor has many ways to help you recover. If you've fallen or thrown your back out lifting something, spinal adjustment will usually be just what you need to get everything back into its proper position. When the joints of your extremities are involved, the doctor can get these back into position as well. Spinal and joint manipulation is done gently over the course of several sessions. This makes the process pain-free and avoids causing further irritation.
Repetitive motion injuries may be caused or worsened by spinal conditions, so your spine will be checked to see if this is the case with you. The joints along the path to the painful area will also be checked. Soft tissue in the affected area will be treated as well.
To be evaluated for your workplace injury, make an appointment with us here at ChiroWorks Pain & Injury Treatment Center today by calling 859-543-0252.