Work injuries can occur when you least expect them in any work environment. If you’ve sustained an injury, it’s important to seek medical attention to avoid future repercussions. For musculoskeletal injuries like back pain, whiplash, herniated disc, etc., see our Chicago, IL, chiropractor. These FAQs from Ries Wellness, serving residents in Chicago, Bucktown, Wicker Park, and West town, explain more about workplace injuries and chiropractic work injury treatment.
What are some common work injuries?
Workplace injuries vary depending on the type of work you do and your work environment. Some common examples of workplace injuries are slip and falls, back pain, muscle strains and sprains, herniated discs, neck and shoulder pain, and broken bones.
What should I do if I get injured on the job?
At the first sign of injury, it’s important to notify your supervisor so you can make a claim with your workers comp insurance. Medical treatment, including chiropractic treatment, for workplace injuries is covered by workers comp. Our Chicago, IL, chiropractor can diagnose your injury and its severity to see if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic treatment.
When should I see a chiropractor?
Workplace injuries should be diagnosed as quickly as possible to avoid delays in your treatment. Waiting could cause your condition to worsen. Once you’ve filed a report about your injury, take steps to get treatment. Seeing our Chicago chiropractor sooner, rather than later, will enable you to benefit quicker from chiropractic pain relief.
How does a chiropractor treat work-related injuries?
Our Chicago, IL, chiropractor will evaluate your condition to determine the type of injury you sustained and its severity. We’ll examine your spinal alignment and test your mobility, range of motion, and flexibility to assess the impact of your injury. This information will help us outline a plan for treatment.
Chiropractic care uses natural techniques and therapies to provide pain relief and help your body heal. If your pain stems from imbalances in your spine, we’ll use adjustments to realign your spinal system. This takes pressure off of muscles, joints, and nerves to ease pain and inflammation. Flexion distraction therapy is used to relieve pain and discomfort caused by herniated discs. To relieve muscle tension and spasms, we may use therapeutic massage. Massage also serves to circulate blood to injured areas for quicker healing. Rehab exercises are also an important part of your treatment as they help strengthen weak muscles and restore mobility, range of motion, and flexibility.
See Our Chicago, IL, Chiropractor for Workplace Injury Treatment
To schedule a consultation for diagnosis and treatment of a work injury, contact Ries Wellness at 312-636-3786. For your convenience, we serve Chicago and the neighboring communities of Bucktown, West Town, and Wicker Park.