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Posts for tag: Work Injuries

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
February 21, 2022
Category: Injuries
Tags: Work Injuries  

Dealing with a work injury? Here’s how a chiropractor can help.

From overuse injuries to accidents, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs has treated his fair share of different work-related injuries over the past 30 years. If work injuries have happened to you, chances are fairly good that you might have questions. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions our chiropractic team gets about work-related injuries so you can stay informed about your treatment options.

What are common workplace injuries?

With more and more people working from home these days, we are finding that people are having a harder time unplugging from their work. This means more hours at their desk and less movement. Our bodies weren’t meant to sit for hours each day and this could be contributing to the work injuries you’re dealing with. Some of the most common work injuries our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor treats include,

  • Strains and sprains
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Overuse injuries (e.g. bursitis; tendonitis; carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Back injury
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hernia
  • Arthritis

Any condition or injury that impacts the musculoskeletal system can be treated through comprehensive chiropractic care here at our Chula Vista, CA, office. This includes injuries that impact the,

  • Nerves
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Joints
  • Cartilage
  • Discs of the spine

How can chiropractic care help me?

If you are dealing with work-related injuries it’s best to turn to our chiropractor if you are looking for a treatment that focuses on improving how the body functions as a whole while also stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to reduce pain and inflammation and to help your injury heal faster. Regular chiropractic care can be used to,

  • Reduce muscle spasms and cramping
  • Restore range of motion and flexibility
  • Reduce pain, swelling and inflammation
  • Retrain and rebuild the ligaments, muscles and tendons
  • Release compressed or trapped nerves
  • Break up knots and trigger points in the muscles
  • Prevent new injuries from occurring
  • Recommend better ergonomics to improve posture, especially when working
  • Demonstrate certain stretches and exercises that you can do on your own

When will I see results?

How quickly you experience relief will depend on the issues you are dealing with and how severe they are. Many patients experience some symptom relief after just a single session; however, to see optimal results, we highly recommend coming in for regular sessions. When you come in for your consultation we can discuss how many treatment sessions we recommend.

When it comes to work injuries, you want a chiropractor that knows exactly what you need to heal. Our Chula Vista, CA, award-winning chiropractor Dr. Wachs and his team would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your injuries and how we can help. Call us at (619) 427-4747 to schedule a consultation.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 26, 2019
Category: Injuries
Tags: Work Injuries  

Did you know that workplace injuries are very common? Once every seven seconds, someone is hurt at their job, according to the National Safety Council. Here at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista and North County San Diego, Dr. Steven Wachs is your work injury specialist—he'll evaluate your symptoms from the chiropractic point of view and get you the relief you deserve!

Overexertion, strain, repetitive motion

Amazingly, most workplace injuries come from simple actions, such as lifting something that is too heavy for you, straining your muscles, or simply repeating the same action over and over. Additionally, even poor posture strains muscles, ligaments, and tendons and may throw the spine out of alignment (causing subluxations). The National Safety Council also finds that tripping, falling, and impacting objects in the workplace cause many acute injuries.

If you're injured...

See your work injury specialist right away. After all, symptoms and impairment may increase over time, particularly when not observed and treated expeditiously by a medical professional.

When you come to Wachs Chiropractic Wellness Center in Chula Vista and North County San Diego, Dr. Wachs will personally give you a complete chiropractic examination, including an X-ray screening and specialized imaging as needed. He'll closely listen to your symptoms and set-up a program of treatment that is as conservative and comfortable as possible. This means surgery, injections, and pain medications, are all last resorts whenever possible.

Depending on your specific workplace injury, your care plan could include:

  • Hands-on adjustments (spinal decompression and manipulation techniques)
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching exercises
  • Ergonomics (including proper footwear, chairs and workstations and supports such as wrist splints and knee or back braces)

Dr. Wachs emphasizes the importance of follow-up teaching post-injury. Your chiropractor will work with you to minimize workplace stresses and risks, point out safer and more efficient ways to do your job effectively and to keep you as mobile and pain-free as possible.

Additionally, your chiropractor can interface with your employer to help them create a work environment that sustains worker safety, longevity, and well-being on the job.

The right care right away

That's what you'll receive when you contact Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista and North County San Diego. Please call us for an appointment with your work injury specialist, Dr. Steven Wachs: (619) 427-4747.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
October 12, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: back pain   neck pain   Work Injuries  

Don’t let work-related injuries keep you from living your best life.

Work PainDid you know that 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries occur each year? Many of these injuries are serious enough to keep people out of work for days, weeks and even months on end. We know that many of our patients aren’t able to afford to take that much time off work, nor can they afford to deal with chronic pain and other issues that can greatly impact their quality of life. Our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs sees many patients dealing with musculoskeletal issues due to occupational injuries, and we offer many solutions for improving your symptoms.

What are the most common work injuries?

No matter whether your job requires you to sit at a desk, drive a truck or move heavy equipment around, injuries can happen to anyone regardless of the type of workplace. Common injuries include,

  • Repetitive motion injuries: this includes everything from chopping food all day to typing on a computer, which can lead to issues such as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Falling object injuries: Many people experience head, neck and back injuries due to falling objects
  • Falling: From falling down the stairs to tripping on a wet floor, taking a bad tumble can often result in serious injuries
  • Overexertion: If you have to lift, carry or hold heavy objects, this can lead to chronic pain and muscle strain

How should I handle a work-related injury?

It’s important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after the injury to ensure that you get the proper care and treatment you require. Leaving injuries or health problems untreated could lead to further complications. Of course, some patients are looking to treat the problem rather than mask painful symptoms with medication. This is where chiropractic care can help.

Chiropractic treatment is a great option for those living in Chula Vista, CA, dealing with work-related injuries and health problems. In fact, the various techniques and treatments we use are completely drug-free and can promote faster healing while providing you with the pain relief you’ve been looking for. After all, chiropractic care focuses on treating the cause of the pain rather than just managing the symptoms.

Why is chiropractic care a good option for treating work injuries?

Through treatment options such as spinal manipulation, decompression, physical therapy, ergonomics and physical therapy our chiropractor, Dr. Wachs, can promote faster healing, increase range-of-motion and flexibility, improve your physical and mental outlook and even help you prevent further injuries in the future.

Your health is important to us. If you are dealing with pain, stiffness or other issues as a result of a work-related injury or accident call Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, today to schedule a consultation with us.