In 2019 the National Safety Council released data showing that over 4.5 million people suffered workplace injuries a year.
That’s one reported injury every 7 seconds.
It’s been well documented that the most common forms of workplace injuries are broken bones, strains, and sprains. These injuries are more often than not caused by malfunctioning equipment or overexertion.
While a broken leg may seem like straight forward injuries, bone fractures can often lead to long term damage or complications. The same can be said about sprains.
Chiropractors can help treat common work injuries like lower back pain or sprained muscles. Chiropractic care is focused on relieving joint and muscle pain through spinal adjustments.
Keep reading to find out all you need to know about seeing a chiropractor in Brooklyn for work-related injuries!
A Brief History of Brooklyn, NY
Today Brooklyn is known for its bustling arts and culture, filled with third-wave coffee shops and independent art galleries. Before Brooklyn was the height of cool, it was one of New York’s top manufacturing boroughs.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard employed most of the workforce throughout the 19th century, but as the city changed, so did the job market.
As the fastest growing labor market in New York, most Brooklynites now work in health care and retail.
In 2018 AmTrust Financial Services Inc. released a report that showed retail employees who have been injured at work miss an average of 24 days. They also found that the most common workers’ compensation claims involved falls, repetitive motion injuries, and auto accidents.
Chiropractic Care and You
You may think that a chiropractor is just a fancy back cracker or a massage therapist, but they’re actually highly trained medical professionals.
Chiropractors are trained to be able to diagnose and treat issues that affect bones and muscles, and treatment usually involves manual manipulation of the spine.
When it comes to the most common forms of workplace injury, chiropractic care can be incredibly effective.
Sprains and strains can happen easily on the job, from taking a fall to whiplash, to an overuse injury due to repetitive motion. A chiropractor will be able to work with you to avoid long term nerve damage while also treating the short term effects.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Your first step is finding a trusted workers’ advocacy organization that can help you find a Brooklyn chiropractor authorized to treat injured workers by the Workers’ Comp Board.
Your first visit to a workers’ comp chiropractor won’t be that different than visiting a family doctor or a regular general practitioner (GP). You’ll be asked to go over your medical history and the reason for your visit.
When it comes to your treatment plan, your chiropractor will use a variety of specialized techniques to manually “adjust” your spine or joints. In some cases, your treatment will take place over a series of visits.
Need a Helping Hand? Reach Out Now
We specialize in helping New Yorkers receive the best possible chiropractic care after a workplace injury. We offer these services for you to ensure that you stay healthy and happy on the job!
Call us at (888) 590-4030 to find an experienced chiropractor near you, or contact us online.
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