Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, at some point in time you may suffer a work injury. If your work-related injury results in muscle, joint, tendon, ligament, or nerve pain, you can benefit from chiropractic treatment. These FAQs from Apps Chiropractic & Wellness Center, serving residents in Wauwatosa and Elm Grove, WI, provide answers to questions you may have concerning work injuries and worker’s comp coverage of chiropractic treatments.
What are some common causes of work injuries?
Work injuries can occur in any environment. Some environments, however, are more dangerous than others, putting employees at greater risk of injury. Slip and falls, heavy lifting, over-exertion, falling objects, repetitive motions, and poor ergonomics are some common causes of work injuries.
What kinds of injuries can occur in the workplace?
Work injuries vary depending on the work environment. In general, workers are susceptible to injuries such as sprains and strains, back and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, dislocated shoulders, spinal misalignments, herniated discs, whiplash, broken bones, concussions from falling objects, and more.
How should a work injury be handled?
Work injuries should be reported to your immediate supervisor so there will be a record of your accident. Then you should seek medical attention for your injury. This includes a visit to our Wauwatosa/Elm Grove, WI, chiropractor for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractic care can help with pain relief and recovery of musculoskeletal injuries.
What can I expect from an initial chiropractic visit?
On your first visit, we’ll take time to review your medical history and discuss any problems you may have with your health. We’ll go over the details of your accident and take note of your symptoms. Then we’ll conduct a physical exam to diagnose your condition. As many conditions deal with spinal health, we’ll evaluate your spinal alignment to see if your injury is causing spinal issues. If necessary, we’ll order x-rays or an MRI to verify our diagnosis. This information will be used to formulate a treatment plan specific to your condition.
What is the goal of chiropractic care for work injuries?
Chiropractic care is designed to manage pain, restore body function, and promote natural healing of musculoskeletal injuries. Our chiropractor will treat your pain and the source of your pain to expedite your recovery. Our treatment plans make use of chiropractic techniques and natural, non-invasive, drug-free therapies to achieve these goals.
See Our Wauwatosa/Elm Grove, WI, Chiropractor for Work-Related Injuries
If you need treatment for a work-related musculoskeletal injury, contact Apps Chiropractic & Wellness Center at 414-755-0016 to schedule chiropractic treatment. For your convenience, we serve employees in Wauwatosa and Elm Grove, WI.