Sacramento Work Injury Care
Almost three million workers are injured or fall ill due to their job every year, which equates to approximately four out of every 100 workers. To make matters worse, more than half of the people who reported work-related injuries or illnesses had to spend many days off of work or were required to change positions upon their return because they were no longer capable of fulfilling all the necessary duties. Dr. Kurt Armstrong has helped hundreds of Sacremento residents return to work safely and efficiently. Here are some of the most common causes and types of work injuries he sees.
Some of the industries and job positions that topped the charts for work injuries include nursing and residential care, construction, and public safety. All of these types of jobs are extremely physical and demand great use of your body, which possibly accounts for the high amount of injuries reported for each one.
However, it isn’t just physically exerting jobs that pose a threat to workers. Individuals who perform repetitive work (such as what is normally expected in manufacturing jobs that don’t require a lot of physical labor, only repeated movements) are often stricken with injuries that make their jobs difficult if not impossible to complete. And office workers have to contend with a variety of back-related issues as a result of sitting all day , as well as the pain and discomfort that typically comes with conditions such as typing-induced carpal tunnel.
Luckily, a large number of work injuries can be treated effectively with regular, consistent chiropractic care. If your job relies on your body to do a lot of the work, your Sacramento chiropractor can help keep your spine in shape so you are able to do it. If you have a position that is more sedentary and uses more of your brain versus your brawn, an established chiropractic health regimen will help you get and stay pain-free.
When your spine is straight, your muscles are better able to respond to whatever your body needs them to do for the job you have chosen. When your discs and vertebrae are all in place, your nerves are able to successfully connect your brain with the rest of your body, so you can be the top-notch employee you are capable of being.
Call today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurt Armstrong of Armstrong Chiropractic in Sacramento, CA. He’ll keep you working!
Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Department of Labor. News Release. Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – 2012. November 7, 2013.