Is your job a pain in the neck? Seattle Chiropractor offers expert treatment for workplace injuries
At Devine Chiropractic & Rehab Center in downtown Seattle, we treat patients with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and other types of pain related to their work. Hazards of some form or another are associated with most occupations and activities. The most common work-related injury risk factors are:
- Repetitive movements: Most movements are safe when done in moderation. Problems occur, though, when the same movement is performed repeatedly over a sustained period. Overuse causes tissues to become tired, and may lead to a repetitive strain injury. Chopping food, typing on a keyboard, scanning groceries or any task performed repeatedly can lead to repetitive stress injuries such as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Postural injuries: Sitting for long hours, especially at a computer can start a cascade of problems in the core and legs. Prolonged sitting puts the hip flexors in a shortened position, which weakens the glutes and overworks the hamstrings. Over time, this leads to anterior pelvic tilt, causing underused and weak abdominal muscles, low back pain, and poor movement mechanics.
- Overexertion injuries: Lifting, carrying, or holding heavy objects can lead to chronic pain and muscle strain.
- Tiredness-related injury: There is overwhelming evidence of the negative health risks associated with shift work, disrupted sleep, and exhaustion.
If you have been injured at your workplace, you have every right to seek treatment for your injuries. As a rule of thumb, you should alert your employer that you are hurt and will be seeking care. Even if you are involved in an accident that doesn’t result in visible injuries, it’s still wise to inform your employer, as injuries such as whiplash may not have symptoms until days or weeks after an incident.
Chiropractic care after a work-related injury significantly reduces recovery time and is more cost-efficient than traditional medical care. At Devine Chiropractic and Rehab center, our main goals following a work-related injury are to eliminate or reduce your pain, and get you back to work safely, when it is appropriate to do so.
We treat injured workers on a daily basis and will help you open an L and I claim and understand your care options.
To learn more, call us at 206-623-2225 to schedule a consultation.