Chiropractic Care for Work Injuries
Every year, an estimated 3 million Americans suffer workplace injuries. Some are caused by overexertion, and others by repetitive motions, such as typing. Others results form a traumatic accident occurring at work.
Although many of these people fully heal from their workplace injuries, it is crucial to seek medical treatment quickly to prevent chronic pain. Research shows chiropractic care to be a safe and effective way to relieve musculoskeletal pain caused by a work injury. At Sweeney Chiropractic, we have helped many patients in Nashville heal from their on-the-job injuries and get back to work. We can also help you navigate the workers' compensation and insurance claim process.
Some of the many work injuries treated by Nashville chiropractor Dr. Jim Sweeney include:
Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back pain is often seen in construction and industrial workers, whose physical work commonly strains their spine, causing injury. Neck and back pain is also found in patients who work in an office or service occupation, where poor posture, improper ergonomics, or overexertion contribute to injury. Chiropractic treatments such as spinal decompression therapy have been shown to be an effective way to alleviate neck and back pain.
Repetitive Stress Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel
People who work on an assembly line or spend many hours typing on a computer spend all day flexing their wrist repeatedly. Repetitive motions like these place pressure on the median nerve, which runs through the wrist. Years of this repetitive strain may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic care can provide a safe and effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. At Sweeney Chiropractic, we can also provide helpful information for preventing further nerve compression once you return to work.
Head pain is a common symptom associated with work injuries. Overexertion, poor posture, muscle tension, and stress can result in headaches. Neck injuries, which irritate the cervical spine (the portion of the spine located in the neck) can lead to cervicogenic headaches. Chiropractic care can address dysfunction in the cervical spine, enabling inflamed nerves to heal and relieving headache symptoms. Research has also shown chiropractic care to be an effective treatment for migraine headaches.
Other Work Injuries
These are just a few of the common workplace injuries we treat at Sweeney Chiropractic. Many of our patients have other job-related injuries, such as rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, and numbness or tingling in their arms or legs.
If you are suffering from an injury received while on the job in Nashville, TN, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim Sweeney. Sweeney Chiropractic will develop an individualized treatment plan with the goal of returning your health and getting you back to work as quickly as possible.