A work injury is any injury, health condition, or illness that an employee experiences during their employment with a company. All work injuries can be divided into occupational illnesses, physical injuries, and repetitive stress injuries. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive regarding work injuries.
What are the most common causes of a work injury?
The most common causes of work injuries include exposure to harmful environments or substances, overextension and bodily reactions, and contact with equipment and objects.
What are the most common types of work injuries?
Here is a list of the most common work-related injuries:
- Slips and falls: This type of injury usually affects such parts of the body as the head, back, muscles, shoulders, and bones.
- Overexertion injuries: Musculoskeletal disorders are very common and lead to over 100 million lost workdays annually in the United States. Usually, they are caused by improper lifting, intensive keying, and working with no breaks.
- Vehicle-related injuries: Vehicles are always associated with a high risk of accidents. Employees can collide with a moving vehicle, be struck by an object falling from a vehicle, or get stuck under an overturned vehicle.
Can a chiropractor help with a workplace injury?
Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic care can be very helpful after a work-related injury. Chiropractic adjustments used by a chiropractor reduce recovery time, alleviate pain, and decrease the need for hospital admissions. Chiropractors treat all types of work injuries successfully by using various equipment and techniques. The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign the musculoskeletal system, make joints function properly again, decompress nerves, and help muscles heal faster.
Work Injury Treatment in Elyria, OH
Have you experienced a work injury? Are you recovering from it and need some help? You should contact Lorain Injury Center serving patients in Elyria, OH, and the surrounding areas. We treat all types of workplace injuries and help patients with any kind of pain, including back pain, headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, and others. If you have any questions, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, do not hesitate to call our office at (440) 240-9390.