Work Injuries and Chiropractic

More than 3 million Americans are injured at work every year. Some of these injuries result from a traumatic accident at the workplace; others are caused by overexertion or repetitive motions such as typing.

Many people fully recover from work injuries, but to increase your chance of success, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after a work injury. Studies have shown that chiropractic can provide effective, safe, and lasting relief after work injury. At Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center, we have helped numerous patients heal from on-the-job trauma and repetitive injuries and return to work.  We will work with your carrier to streamline the process for you as well.

Some of the common work injuries we treat with chiropractic care for our Estero patients include the following:

Back and Neck Injuries

Industrial and construction workers exert strain on their spines daily, which commonly results in injuries of the neck and back. Those working in office or service occupations are also at risk of neck and back pain due to improper ergonomics, poor posture, or overexertion. Research has repeatedly highlighted chiropractic care as an effective method of relieving back and neck pain. Dr. Green and Dr. Giroux are here to help you with expert spinal care.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Stress Injuries

Long hours of working on a computer or on an assembly line require repeated and prolonged flexing of the wrist. The repetitive motion can put pressure on the median nerve that runs through your wrist and forearm. After years of working under these conditions, employees often develop carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of this nerve compression.

At Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center in Estero, we treat carpal tunnel and help educate our patients working with repetitive motions to prevent work injuries.

Headache After Work Injury

Headache is a common symptom after work injury. There are a variety of reasons that injured workers may suffer from head pain. Stress, muscle tension, overexertion, and poor posture can all result in headache. Patients with neck injuries may develop cervicogenic headaches due to irritation in the cervical spine.

Research has demonstrated that chiropractic care can fix dysfunction in the cervical spines, healing nerve damage and easing headache symptoms. Studies have also shown that chiropractors can help patients reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headache.

Other Common Work Injuries

At Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center in Estero, we also treat patients with bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries and mild tears, and numbness and tingling in the legs and arms.

If you suffer from work injuries, call our office today to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Michelle M. Giroux or Dr. Christopher M. Green in Estero, FL. and surrounding areas. We are both licensed chiropractors who focus on work injuries. Allow us to develop an individualized treatment plan to address your occupational pains and conditions. Our goal is to get you back to work as soon as possible, so you can return to the healthy and active life you deserve. Reduce pain and restore function is our motto!