Just about any kind of injury can disrupt your life, at least temporarily. Injuries that take place at your workplace can provide a double dose of pain—from the injury itself and from the stress that can accompany the fear or the reality of having to miss significant time from work. Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab offers workplace injury rehabilitation, so you can not only recover from the injury, but return to work without having to worry about the impact on your ability to perform your daily work duties. We will treat the root of the problem and get you back on the job.
Chronic Workplace Injuries
There are many kinds of workplace injuries, and they range from repetitive motion injuries that build over time to more acute, and therefore possibly longer term, injuries. When we think about repetitive motion injuries, the first thing to come to mind is likely to be something related to assembly line work. But we should not forget that the modern workplace now includes a relatively new kind of repetitious work: sitting at a computer terminal.
Our society, which has become reliant on the computer, is more sedentary than ever before. Chiropractic care has been an important treatment option for the most famous repetitive motion injury in the workplace—carpal tunnel syndrome—for decades. And carpal tunnel syndrome remains a major contributor to lost time and the need for work injury rehab. But it is not the only source of repetitive motion injuries in the workplace. When we sit at a computer for long periods of time, it is common to allow our bodies to slouch. Sitting at a computer terminal with good posture does take some effort. Most of us who work at a computer experience the gradual relaxation of the muscles and spinal column, which results in our slouching. Slouching is a kind of in-between state in that it is not sitting erect, and it is not lying down. That place in between puts stress on various parts of our anatomy, and can result in problems like neck pain, shoulder pain, numbness in the arms and hands, and of course carpal tunnel syndrome. Catalyst Chiropractic can help you recover from the issues that result from poor workplace ergonomics.
Acute Workplace Injuries
At the other end of the spectrum are acute workplace injuries. Falls, impact injuries, and machine malfunctions account for a large number of acute workplace injuries. They often require a long-term rehabilitation plan, and once again, Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab can help you recover from the injury so you can get back to your job and be confident in your work. Call (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.