In a common occurrence, you bend over to pick up the pencil you inadvertently dropped on the floor. Or you bend over to pick up the soap bar that has slipped through your fingers in the shower. Or ...View Article
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Your workplace can be a dangerous place, even when proper safety routines are practiced. The potential for work injuries seems to lie in wait around every corner -- but it helps to understand what you're up against. Here are the answers to some frequently asked work injury questions at Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic in Austin, TX.
Work injuries may be either acute or chronic in nature. Common examples include slip and fall injuries, lower back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck conditions such as text neck, and overuse injuries created by faulty workplace ergonomics.
A slip and fall in the workplace usually mean a landing on a hard floor. This impact can jolt the vertebrae out of position, producing swelling in the vertebral joints and possibly pinched nerves as well.
Text neck is a form of neck strain created by poor neck/head posture. If you have to droop your head to view your smartphone or monitor all the time, you're a candidate for this painful problem.
In addition, to slip and fall injuries, improper lifting practices can cause lower back pain by tearing muscles or herniating discs. Workers who try to lift something heavy by themselves, or without bending the knees, place their backs under dangerous amounts of stress.
Injuries caused or aggravated by awkward workplace ergonomics include carpal tunnel syndrome (from incorrect keyboard/chair height) and neck, back, or shoulder pain from bending or stretching to reach necessary work tools.
Our Austin chiropractic clinic will discuss your symptoms as well as your job description and physical demands at work. A detailed examination of your musculoskeletal system will help us understand exactly what forms of damage you have sustained.
Our chiropractor can administer spinal or extremity joint adjustments to correct the position of any joint that has been dislodged in an injury. We can also prescribe corrective exercises, ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, and other techniques to help injured tissues heal. Lifestyle/ergonomic corrections can then help you create a healthier work environment for yourself.
Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic takes both the mystery and the pain out of your work injury issues. Get the care you need to get back to work by calling (512) 215-3256 today!