Chiropractic and Workplace Injuries Staunton, Virginia
Good news! From the construction worker with a back injury to the office worker with neck pain, chiropractic can get you back on the job free of pain.
And you won’t have to recuperate for 6 weeks and lose time from work. That’s because for many work-related injuries, chiropractic treatments are quite effective.
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Neck pain
Any of those sound familiar?
They should because those seven conditions make up a significant portion of the work world’s health woes!
How you choose to handle those health conditions makes a very big difference in your recovery.
According to a study in Spine journal, researchers studied nearly 2,000 injured employees with back pain. The results may surprise you.
Those who visited a medical doctor first for their back pain were more likely to have surgery than those who first visited a chiropractor. In fact, almost 43% of medical patients had surgery compared to 1.5% of chiropractic patients.
In other words, medical patients were 28 times more likely to have surgery.
When You Can’t Afford To Take Time Off From Work For Surgery
As you may know, medical doctors often recommend surgery for work injuries, such as back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Not only is recuperation long and painful, many people don’t have the time needed to take off from work.
What’s more, those who do undergo the knife will often have to face revision surgery a few years later because their symptoms return.
Instead of depending on pain medications, using your sick time, and expensive medical procedures, why not just get to the root of the problem?
Here at Lowman Chiropractic in Staunton, VA, I rely on natural treatments to address the real issue, which helps you to heal.
For 20 years, I’ve helped people just like you get their health back, and they have not had to spend weeks recuperating.
Seeing a chiropractor first can help you avoid surgery!
Chiropractic Care: Pain That’s Actually Located Elsewhere In the Body
In this industrialized world, two-thirds of employees spend their days sitting in front of a computer. As a result, 60% of those workers report pain in at least one area of their upper body, neck, shoulder, and back.
This pain is often centralized in the upper trapezius muscle. We believe it’s from a decrease in oxygen to the muscles and a decrease in blood flow.
Acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments can be very helpful in reducing or eliminating this discomfort.
As an office worker, you may also experience radicular, or radiating pain, which results in pain, tingling, or numbness in parts of your body that are not actually the source of the problem.
This is due to an inflammation of the nerve root. If your spinal disc becomes damaged, it can cause the disc to bulge or herniate, which pinches the nerves.
If the joints in your spine start to calcify, it can create a number of aggravating conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and low back. The key is to pinpoint the source in your spine.
I will do a thorough exam and use complementary healthcare tools to uncover the source, relieving pressure on the damaged nerve. Now your nerves can begin to heal because the irritation and inflammation have been removed.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to get chiropractic treatment as soon as possible. The sooner, the better! The longer you wait, the more severe the nerve damage.
Call Lowman Chiropractic today and allow me the privilege of getting your health back without intrusive, costly procedures. 540-886-5500.