Why You Should See a Chiropractor after a Workplace Accident
According to government statistics, more than 3.5 million Americans suffered non-fatal injuries on the job in 2017. Many of those injuries, while not life-threatening, cause substantial pain and prevent people from working. When you’ve been hurt on the job, you want treatment that provides more than a temporary respite from the pain. You want comprehensive care that gets to the root of your injury. That’s what you’ll get with chiropractic treatment.
Work-related injuries can take many forms. One of the most common involves repetitive motion or stress. You can also experience debilitating pain from sprains and strains caused by overexertion, from falls or from falling objects.
When you’ve been hurt at work, the first thing you need to do is seek medical care. If you are unable to move under your own power, or have any concerns whatsoever about the seriousness of your injury, stay put. Wait for emergency medical professionals to arrive. They’ll ensure that you get the appropriate care, and that you don’t do things to unnecessarily aggravate your injury.
The Benefits of Chiropractic after a Work Injury
One of the key benefits of chiropractic is that it treats the cause of your pain, not the symptoms. Instead of prescribing a regimen of drugs to mask your pain, chiropractic goes to the source of the pain. With techniques such as spinal manipulation, massage therapy, physical therapy and ultrasound, chiropractic uses your body’s natural ability to heal, typically leading to faster, more comprehensive and longer-term healing. Rather than simply numbing your pain, chiropractic helps alleviate pain by increasing your flexibility and range of motion, and by using the body’s built-in mechanisms to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Schedule an Appointment with Premier Health Center
Get relief from the pain caused by a work-related accident. Contact our office online or call us at 817-261-6100 to set up an appointment with Dr. Gittiban. We are available Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Fridays from 9 am to noon. We also see patients on the first Saturday of each month. Our offices are conveniently located on South Bowen, just off Highway 20 near the Parks Mall.