Work-Related Lifting Injury Treatment – Why Try Chiropractic Care?
Are you worried about injuring yourself on the job?
You’re not alone. In 2017 alone, over 250,000 Canadians were injured at work. Employees sustained over 26,000 of those injuries in Alberta.
Many injuries that result in long-term damage are the result of constant heavy lifting. Thankfully, receiving lifting injury treatment from your Edmonton chiropractor can reduce your risk of debilitating pain and long-term damage.
The Most Common Work-Related Injuries
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common injury for many office workers. Constant typing on a non-ergonomic keyboard keeps the hands/arms in an unnatural position. This, coupled with repetitive strain, can lead to an injury that may ultimately require surgery.
Other common work-related injuries are related to heavy lifting.
- Herniated Disc: Repetitive heavy lifting and twisting movements can lead to herniated discs, a condition in which the gel-like substance (the nucleus) inside the disc escapes its hard exterior. The nucleus can then press against the nerves, irritating them and causing pain, muscle weakness, and tingling or numbness.
- Snapping Scapula: Caused by repetitive lifting movements, this condition affects the shoulder blades. Over time, they can freeze, leading to reduced mobility of both the shoulder and arm and pain.
- Low Back Pain: Strained muscles can lead to chronic low back pain. The strain can lead to nerve impingement and debilitating muscle spasms.
Lifting Injury Treatment – Why Choose Chiropractic Care
Lifting injury treatment from your Edmonton chiropractor is a safe, natural, effective option to more invasive treatments.
Just because you have an injury doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to need surgery. In fact, the heavy lifting injuries listed above typically respond really well to chiropractic treatments like:
- Spinal adjustments
- Intersegmental traction
- Interferential therapy
- Rehabilitative exercises
Your Edmonton Chiropractor Will Get You Back to Work Fast
If you’ve sustained a work-related injury, contact South Centre Chiropractic Clinic for lifting injury treatment right away. Drs. Morin, Langley, and Dekterov know that missing even a day of work can adversely affect your family’s finances. They’re committed to doing all they can to reduce your pain fast so you can get back to work as soon as possible.
Have you been injured at work? Contact us at our South Centre Clinic at 780-432-1400 or at Summerside Chiropractic at 780-705-0991 to schedule an evaluation.