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If you have suffered a workplace injury, you are entitled to workers compensation care. Common workplace injuries include a herniated disc from lifting a heavy object, an accidental slip and fall on a wet floor, repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, or chronic back pain due to long hours hunched over a computer. If you have sustained a workers compensation injury, then prompt treatment is essential to helping the body heal and preventing chronic pain. The earlier you seek diagnostic care, the more our Tacoma chiropractors can do to help prevent the build-up of scar tissue. However, it’s never too late to help the body heal. Whether you sustained your injury last week or last year, our wellness team is here to help.
Our Tacoma chiropractor, Dr. George Keogh, have over 20 years of experience treating workers compensation injuries. Our treatment approach begins with diagnostic care to determine the precise cause of injury. Next, we will create a custom treatment program that addresses your specific pain management and injury rehabilitation needs. Our goal with every patient is to not only relieve pain, but also correct the underlying cause. By doing so, we help reduce the risk for future injury. We frequently integrate chiropractic care with massage therapy, physiotherapy and corrective exercises to promote internal healing and speed the recovery process.
At Proctor Chiropractic, we follow the Empowerment Model for health care. We consider ourselves to be your partner in helping your workplace injury heal. Our Tacoma chiropractors will give you the tools and knowledge you need to take control of your well being. From injury prevention tips to office ergonomic adjustments, we proactively support whole body wellness.
One of the most common workplace injuries is headaches and migraines, chronic back pain and neck pain due to improper posture. Poor ergonomics, including a chair that is too high or low and a poorly positioned laptop or keyboard, can cause workers to spend long hours hunched over their desks. This leads to chronic shoulder pain, neck pain and low back pain. Once this pain develops, corrective exercises and physical therapy can help manage the pain symptoms. Ergonomic change to the desk, chair and computer are essential to reducing strain on the musculoskeletal system. Exercises to strengthen the body’s core and open the shoulders help provide a strong foundation while counteracting any hunching.
A herniated disc occurs when a vertebra in the spine slips out of alignment. This is a common injury following an accidental slip and fall or improperly lifting heavy objects. If this disc compresses nearby nerves, patients may experience radiating pain in the legs, buttocks or lower back. This is symptomatic of sciatica, a chronic pain condition caused by a herniated disc. If you have sustained a herniated disc injury, chiropractic care is essential to restoring proper alignment to the spine. As long as a mechanical misalignment persists, then you will continue to experience back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines.
Additionally, repetitive motion injuries are also very common and respond well to chiropractic care and corrective exercises. Repetitive motion injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome from poor positioning while typing or making the same movement over and over. These types of injuries manifest over time, typically with the pain gradually increasing as the motion is continually made. Corrective exercises are helpful in strengthening the area of the body affected and preventing future injuries.
Don't let a Tacoma workplace injury become a life-long problem: contact us today at 253-756-7500.