Workplace injuries are sadly common with more than 2.5 million people getting injured in private industry per year. Unfortunately, an injury could dramatically lower your quality of life and affect your career. Further, some injuries won’t heal on their own, leaving people to deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, workman's comp in Plymouth, MN, may cover visits to the chiropractor. Come see Dr. Shane Boroditsky at Minnesota Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.
Why Workplace Injuries May Not Heal on Their Own
Depending on the nature of your injury and the accident or event that caused it, your body may or more not be able to fully heal itself. If you suffered only a minor injury, say pulling a muscle out a bit, some rest and respite might be enough. Unfortunately, however, there is a high chance that you experienced a more severe injury.
One of the most common problems is a misaligned spine. If you slipped on a patch of ice, for example, and landed hard on your back, it might have caused your spine to become subluxed. A chiropractor can use spinal manipulation to gently realign the spine. Massage therapy, meanwhile, can relieve muscle tension while spinal decompression can relieve pressure on discs.
When the spine becomes misaligned, it can strain muscles in your back, neck, and shoulders. Tightness in these muscles, in turn, can strain muscles in your head, causing jaw pain and tension headaches. Thus, by straightening out your spine, a chiropractor may be able to deliver pain relief throughout your body.
Chiropractors can also work with your joints, including your knees and elbows. The right types of physiotherapy can reduce pain while improving your overall health. Selecting furniture that provides proper support, such as a supportive office chair, may prevent injuries and reduce pressure if you’re already injured. Do you have workman's comp in Plymouth, MN? If so, come see Dr. Boroditsky at Minnesota Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.
Pain Relief Without Medication
Tragically, many people who have been injured at work have also ended up hooked on pain medications. While medications can provide temporary relief, they typically don’t address the underlying problems causing you pain. As a result, the pain doesn’t really go away, it’s just covered up and will eventually reemerge. You may find yourself taking increasing doses of medication and could quickly develop dependency if not outright addiction.
Chiropractic care doesn’t rely on medications, meaning you can reduce the risks of addiction and dependency. Further, by addressing underlying issues, chiropractic care can provide lasting relief. If you have workman's comp in Plymouth, MN, and want to work with a chiropractor, come see Dr. Boroditsky at Minnesota Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. You can reach him by calling (763) 390-1323.