Work Injury and Accident Injury Can Have Serious Consequences
Dr. Sean P. Billings of Premier Alternative Health Center is your chiropractor in Colorado Springs for expert treatment of work injury and accident injury. Here are some important things about these kinds of injuries that Dr. Billings wants you to know.
Not every work injury is obvious.
It's easy to imagine workplace injury in the construction industry. Falls, crashes, and lifting objects that are far too heavy are very visible workplace injuries. But workplace injuries take place in offices as well.
An office is prime territory for slow-moving workplace injuries. Poor posture leads to carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic neck pain. Failure to use ergonomic office equipment leads to gradual misalignment of the spine that can create not just back and neck pain, but symptoms as diverse as headaches, blurred vision, TMJ, and "fumble fingers" due to nerve compression in the neck.
Accident injury can take weeks, months, or even years to produce symptoms.
When you are fortunate enough to walk away from a car crash, getting checked out by your chiropractor probably isn't the first thing on your mind. You need to get your car towed to the repair shop. You need to figure out a way to get your kids where they need to go and you need a different way to get to work. There are also police reports and insurance claims.
When you suffer an injury on the playing field, chances are your natural instinct will be to shake it off and continue playing your game. When you suffer a slip, a fall, a sprain, or a strain at home, you don't want to interrupt your routine to make that appointment with your chiropractor.
Everyone who suffers an accident injury needs to get checked out by their chiropractor. Microscopic tears in muscles and microscopic fractures in bones don't produce any symptoms right away, but their effects accumulate. You may feel fine immediately after an accident injury, but later develop nagging, chronic pain caused by deteriorating spinal alignment that gets worse days or weeks or months later.
Your chiropractor can diagnose accident injuries accurately for early intervention that can save you years of pain that keep you away from the activities you love.
Colorado Springs chiropractor Dr. Sean P. Billings is ready to help after workplace injury and accident injury.
The right time to see your chiropractor after any accident is as soon as possible. Premier Alternative Health Center is here to help. Request an appointment online or call us at (719) 473-0399. The Premier Alternative Health Center's offices are located at 107 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909.