Millions of people experience work-related injuries each year, resulting in loss of work and higher expenses for the individual and his/her company. Studies have shown that having chiropractic care following a work-related injury has helped a person return to work sooner. It also provides safe and effective care at a lower cost than medical care.
At Baltimore Back and Pain Center, we understand worker’s compensation laws and are experienced in helping you with all the necessary paperwork so we can focus on what matters most – getting you better!
What Causes Work-Related Injuries
Work-related injuries are caused by the work environment and can cause debilitating symptoms that result in reduced productivity, loss of work or permanent disability. There are many risk factors that can contribute to a work related injury, from heavy lifting and prolonged poor posture, to persistent vibrations and repetitive extension of the hands.
Contact us if you have had a work related injury and are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Pain and stiffness in back or neck
- Persistent and/or reoccurring headaches
- Nerve exhaustion
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in the joints
- Numbness in limbs, hands or feet
- Chiropractic Treatment for Work Injuries
Our friendly, caring staff use an all-natural, non-invasive approach to treating work-related injuries. After a thorough examination, we will speak candidly with you about the diagnosis, alternative treatments that may exist and our recommendations.
Treatment may include spinal adjustments and certain exercises to promote relaxation and flexibility. We will also discuss with you steps you can take to ensure your work station is properly set up for your overall comfort.
How to Prevent a Work Injury
There are some important steps you can take to help prevent a work injury from occurring:
- Use your legs when lifting heavy objects, not your back.
- Set up your computer work station in a comfortable way that minimizes any pressure on your body.