From strained muscles from heavy lifting to a stiff neck from sitting at a desk, workplace injuries can happen regardless of which job you work. If workplace injuries affect you, your chiropractor can help. Learn more about diagnosing and treating these injuries with help from your Gaithersburg, Urbana, Clarksburg, and Potomac, MD chiropractor at King Chiropractic.
Common Workplace Injuries
Suffering from an injury which impairs your work day can be a frustrating experience and potentially put your job in jeopardy. While some injuries are a product of accidents, many workplace injuries occur due to repetitive motions, injury, or overexertion. Some common workplace injuries which benefit from chiropractic care include:
- back pain
- neck pain
- headaches (due to poor posture, tension, joint issues, etc.)
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- nerve damage
Diagnosing Workplace Injuries
Your chiropractor will work with you to determine the root cause of your pain. This is often achieved by asking numerous questions about you and your lifestyle and job, gathering medical and family history, and using imagining techniques like x-rays or MRIs. Coupled with a physical examination, these diagnostic methods help your doctor determine the best course of treatment for you.
Chiropractic Treatment For Workplace Injuries
Chiropractic treatment focuses on a drug-free approach to treating musculoskeletal issues. It is famous for its spinal manipulations, often referred to as “cracking” the back or neck. The cracking sound is produced by gases escaping from between the joints as they align into place. However, chiropractors are trained in more than just manipulations and alignments and are experts in the musculoskeletal system. Electrotherapy, exercise therapy, heat/ice therapy, massage therapy, and ultrasound therapy are also available at King Chiropractic. Work with your doctor to determine the best chiropractic procedures for you.
Relief from your workplace injury could be just a phone call away. For more information on treating your workplace injuries, please contact your doctor at King Chiropractic in Gaithersburg, Urbana, Clarksburg, and Potomac, MD. Call today to schedule your appointment today!