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Can full body rejuvenation help with work-related injuries? Chiropractic full body rejuvenation is a comprehensive healing approach that supports your body health from the inside out. Our full body rejuvenation system combines orthopedic care, neurological service and chiropractic treatments to create a whole care system that helps relieve inflammation and pain from a work-related injury. Consider some ways a chiropractor can help when you have an accident or suffer from a repetitive use work injury.
There are two types of injuries you might encounter in the workplace. If you drop a board on your foot, that can cause damage to the bone and muscle tissue. That is an accidental injury. It happens very suddenly and is sometimes debilitating. From running into someone in the hall to falling down the stairs, accidental injuries lead to pain that may require medical treatment.
The second kind of injury you see on the job is repetitive use trauma. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a good example of a repetitive use injury. People who use a keyboard all day can experience pain, tingling and numbness in their hands. This comes for long term pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
Anytime, you are subject to repetitive motion, you run the risk of injury. A machinist that moves his arm up and down all day while working may have trauma to the shoulder joint, for example.
Both repetitive use and accidental injuries require physiotherapy to heal and most can benefit from a visit to the chiropractor like the professionals at our Lithonia clinic.
Whether you suffer from an accident or a repetitive use injury, you have a right to proper care and rehabilitation. The benefits program that covers work injuries is called Worker’s Compensation. In Georgia, Worker’s Compensation begins your first day on the job and covers any injury or illness that occurs during your assigned duties.
You should report all injuries, both accidental and repetitive use, to your employer as soon as possible. This allows them to begin an investigation and for you to get the necessary medical care, such as making a trip to the chiropractor.
Any kind of trauma will affect your whole body even if the pain is centered in your wrist or back. With Full Body Rejuvenation, the goal is to treat the whole person, not just the injury. We integrate chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological care to reduce pain and improve range of motion to help prevent secondary injuries to other joints.
With a full body evaluation, we can create a comprehensive treatment program specific to your injury and health. Our chiropractor will offer corrective exercises and adjustments designed to heal you and, in the case of repetitive use injuries, prevent further damage.
Combined with other healing strategies such as rest and compression, full body rejuvenation is a practical approach to treating work injuries and improving your overall health.
For more information about work related injuries in Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Conyers, Decatur, and Atlanta, GA give us a call today at 770-733-1381!