Work injuries could limit or end your ability to perform your usual occupation. Whether these Work injuries last a few days or the remainder of your life, the effects are far-reaching. Work injuries can result in permanent disability. Often, they result in financial losses: Work injuries can require costly medical treatment and recuperation time may mean lost wages.
Work injuries are any injuries or illnesses that result from the employee’s required job duties. Work injury can happen at any mandatory event or location, including auto accident because of a work duty or whenever the employee is being paid.
Chiropractic care continues to be one of the top treatment options for work related injuries. Research studies sponsored by over a dozen state governments have proven time and time again that chiropractic is over twice as effective at getting injured workers back to work with half the disability and at half the cost.
Those who suffer work injuries should report the injury to their employer as soon as possible. Work injury should also be investigated by a physician, as medical evidence for claims of work injuries is generally required in the form of a physician’s statement. Dr. Hsu’s assistants can help you with these forms.
The vast majority of work injuries that Chiropractic can be effective in treating brake down into 4 categories:
1. Injuries caused while lifting
2. Injuries caused by a fall
3. Overuse or Repetitive Stress Injuries
4. Auto accident injuries while on work duties.
Safe Lifting Makes Sense
These injuries create the debilitating problems often associated with trauma. A high percentage of traumatic injuries are to the ligaments, the tissue that connects bone to bone, and to body muscles, although fractures and dislocations do happen at times, in particular with contact sports. Damage to a ligament is called a sprain, while trauma to a muscle or its tendon is a strain.
1. Safe lifting techniques keep your back in balance and can protect you and your back from accidental strain and overload. It makes sense — to keep your back working smoothly and problem-free, lift correctly.
2. The first step In safe lifting is T H I N K I N G !! Ask for help if you don’t think you can lift the object yourself
3. By tightening your stomach muscles, you can “tuck” your pelvis to keep your back’s three curves In balance
4. Bend your knees instead of your waist. Let the large muscles in your legs support your back and carry the weight
5. Try to hold the object you’re lifting as close to your body as possible, as you gradually straighten your legs to a standing position. Remember, the key is to lift with your legs NOT your back.
6. Move the feet, do Not twist or jerk. Twisting while you lift or carry increases the load on your spine and can lead to serious injury.
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