Work InjuryPlainfield, IL
With the variety of work injuries that can occur in any work environment, our chiropractic team can provide professional care to help you receive lasting relief. While the pain from a work injury can start minor, there is a high likelihood of it getting worse over time. Our treatment can help to prevent that from being the case. A work injury is when an individual sustains an injury in a potentially unsafe work environment from a slip, a fall, overexertion, back injury, muscle strain or accident.
Work injury treatment is available at Plainfield Chiropractic Clinic in Plainfield and the surrounding area. While an accident can cause the work injury, there is also the chance of the cause being muscle strain on the body. No matter the reason, our team is here to help by providing patients with the customized care they need.
Call us today and learn how our chiropractic treatment can help with your work injury.
The Benefits of Work Injury Treatment
Even if there are no external signs of injuries, many work injuries can cause internal injuries and damage. As a chiropractor, we can treat physical damage to the spine, muscles, tendons and more. The longer a patient avoids professional treatment, the more likely the pain will only get worse. We can provide the necessary treatment to promote lasting healing in patients.
Our goal is to treat the entire body to reduce symptoms and any pain associated with the injury. The treatment plan will vary per each patient and the extent of their injury. With chiropractic treatment, patients will be able to begin the recovery process and gradually return to their routine lifestyle.
Instead of letting the pain continue to hinder one's quality of life, it is crucial to seek treatment as soon as possible. Some of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments include:
- Improving joint function and mobility
- Enhancing the circulatory system
- Strengthening the immune system
- Loosening tight muscles and tightens loose muscles
- Increasing energy while improving sleep patterns
- Decreasing length of recovery and associated pain
- Improving the state of mind of the patient
In the case of work injuries, the emphasis may be on getting the patient back to work in a reasonable time. The patient may even be able to return with some restrictions. However, the amount of time it takes for the patient to recover can vary greatly.
Identifying the Signs and Symptoms
While it is easy for patients to assume back or neck pain will fade away after several days of rest, that is usually not the case with work injuries. It is crucial to identify the signs and symptoms of a deeper cause of the pain than a minor issue. If the patient has an open wound, then it is vital to seek an emergency room prior to visiting us.
For physical pain, aches or physical trauma without any external sign of damage, we can help measure the extent of the symptoms. Possible signs of a physical injury following a work injury include:
- Physical aches, pain or discomfort
- Limited mobility
- Difficulty completing regular tasks at work
- Experiencing sudden pain when completing repeated action at work
- Other health issues that result after the accident
At Plainfield Chiropractic Clinic, we will take the time to listen to the patient's concerns to help with the diagnosis. We may use an X-ray machine and other medical tools to help us get a detailed picture of the patient's body. If the patient continues to experience any of these, or other symptoms, following a work accident, it is important to seek chiropractic treatment at our practice.
Available Treatment Options
When patients visit us with concerns of pain from a work-related injury, we will go through the initial treatment process. This process includes reviewing the patient's medical history, current condition, insurance and any recollection of what might have caused the injury. It will help the treatment process if the patient can describe the details of the accident and state where the pain is the greatest.
If the pain seems to spread to multiple areas of the body, then we will identify the source and recommend how to treat it for pain relief. For muscle strains, we may use temperature therapy. This treatment involves warming the muscles with heated towels in coordination with manual palpation of muscles.
For back injuries, spinal manipulation and alignment help activate the natural healing abilities of the body. We often recommend manual soft tissue therapy for patients with strains from slips, falls or repetitive motion injuries.
If the patient needs us to help provide a professional statement for proof of the work injuries, then we can help do so. Following the initial treatment, we will schedule follow-up appointments to continue the patient's recovery.
Call Us Today
For professional chiropractic treatment after a work injury, call us at 815-436-7260 and schedule an appointment to begin the road to recovery.
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