Injured on the Job? A Chiropractor is Here to Help

Injuries at work can happen quickly, like in the case of a slip-and-fall, or they can build slowly over time with overexertion or repetitive stress to joints or muscles. Fortunately, this can be successfully treated with chiropractic care.

Here at Pro Rehab Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, our highly skilled teams provide patient-centered care in our 10 offices conveniently located throughout Delaware. Using state-of-the-art rehabilitation technologies, we treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including spine and neck problems and joint disorders.

In a supportive and caring environment, we develop personalized treatment plans with a multidisciplinary approach. We also offer comprehensive accident and injury services, working with our network of attorneys and insurance companies so you can focus on getting better.

Workplace injuries

Also known as an occupational injury, a workplace injury can result from a variety of things. Falling due to slipping or tripping is common and accounts for 20 to 40% of disabling injuries in the workplace. Other problems can develop over time from overusing the hands and wrists and/or having to engage in forceful, repetitive gripping movements. Heavy lifting can also lead to injury.

Most of the time, injuries to the musculoskeletal system involve the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. Headaches, bursitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome can also occur.

Injuries can happen in any workplace, but professions at higher risk include police officers and firefighters, construction workers, maintenance workers, and those working in transportation and manufacturing.

Chiropractic care

Experts in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, chiropractors focus on the underlying cause of your pain, rather than prescribing medication to mask it. Using manual techniques, the chiropractor gently moves your vertebrae into correct alignment in order to relieve pressure, lessen pain, and improve your range of motion.

Treatment

At your first appointment, we take a detailed health history, including specifics about your workplace injury. Then, we perform a physical exam to diagnose the underlying reason for your pain and develop a treatment plan.

Chiropractic adjustments are often made to the spine and neck but can also be performed on any joint necessary, including the shoulder, elbow, and more.

Treatment may involve adjustments made by hand as well as with the PulStar ® system. This state-of-the-art technology employs gentle impulses to your spine and displays your body's response on a screen, revealing the problem areas. Using this information, your doctor then provides gentle pressure to the exact trouble spots for maximum results.

If you've been injured at work, call or click to book an appointment today with our chiropractors at Pro Rehab Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. We’re here to help you with your medical, legal, and insurance needs, so that you can be on the smooth and speedy path to recovery.

Author
Dr. James Sheehan Dr. James Sheehan is an expert in the treatment of neck and back pain.

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