When we think of workplace injuries, we often picture accidents, overexertion, slips and falls. These are the most common ways people are injured on the job. However, you don’t have to do physically demanding work to suffer a workplace injury. Repetitive motion, stress, and poor posture can also cause injuries. That means a work-related injury can come from simply sitting at a computer day after day as easily as a mishap on a construction site.
Many work-related injuries involve your neurological or musculoskeletal system—nerves, muscles, ligaments, and joints. With those types of injuries comes discomfort, inflammation, and immobility. These are symptoms that Dr. Ranae Beard treats on a regular basis. Symptoms of a workplace injury include but are not limited to:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Pain or tingling in the wrists and hands
- Knee or hip pain
Diagnosis & Treatment
Once Dr. Ranae has diagnosed your injury by using a series of diagnostic tools, she typically uses spinal manipulation as part of her treatment plan. These highly controlled chiropractic adjustments are used to maneuver the spine or joints to relieve compression, restore mobility, and promote healing. Pain relief is often immediate as we move your body back into proper alignment. Some people may experience mild and temporary soreness or stiffness after an adjustment, just as you might after beginning an exercise regimen.
Workplace Injury Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
Research shows that chiropractic care can get you back to work faster than other forms of treatment after a job-related injury and make you less likely to miss work in the future. With workplace injuries occurring at the rate of one every seven seconds, chiropractic helps millions of people get back to business each year. Let us help you get back to work feeling better than ever! If you have recently been hurt on the job, contact Dr. Ranae Beard at Access to Health in Fort Collins, CO. Call us today at (970) 530-0981 to schedule an evaluation. We are here to help!