Several regular work-related habits like awkward sitting postures, repetitive motions, repetitive trauma while doing line work, etc. lands the workers with spine problems. Both office executives and site-workers involve themselves in unscientific approaches to work continuously and end up with trauma, injury or stiffness along the spine, shoulder, neck or the arms. Soft tissue disorders are some of the most prevalent work injuries that most of us are faced with. Continuation of such daily injuries or trauma leads to complication of the situation into what we know as Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). This can cause Inflammation and spasm in muscles, tendons, and nerves leading to ailments such as Carpal tunnel syndrome, tension neck syndrome, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, tendonitis, etc. It has been found that most of the work Injuries originates from neck, wrist, legs, hips, ankles, and feet.
Few of the causes of WMSDs:
- 1. Sedentary lifestyle, faulty posture and fixed posture desk jobs.
- 2. Repetitive movement of a body part while doing line work like gripping, straightening, holding, twisting, reaching or clenching.
- 3. Prolonged concentration of force on any particular body part like the hand or wrist.
Classified of Work related injuries
Tendon Injuries: Conducting repeated motions of certain parts of the body like the arm specifically in faulty postures causes tension in the joints and can ultimately tear the fibers apart. The injured tendons become thickened and bumpy, causing inflammation, often referred to as Tendonitis.
Muscle injury: Subjected to stressful work, the muscles use the chemical energy from sugars and produce lactic acid as a by-product. When the body gets some rest between intervals, the lactic acid gets removed via bloodstreams. But in case of constant work, lactic acid gets accumulated, blood flow is reduced in the muscles leading to muscle fatigue, irritation and painful inflammation.
Nerve Injury: The human nerves are the transmittersof all signals between the body-parts and the brain. These signals include those of touch, temperature pleasure as well as pain. Repetitive actions often swell up the tissues covering the nerves resulting in their compression. This signal reaches the brain in the form of irritation and in extreme cases, pain.
Sudden Work Injuries
Sudden or Abrupt Work injuries are generally classified into Sprains and strains. In some cases, fractures and other near-fatal injuries can also occur. Sudden application of force or movement can cause a tear, rupture or stretch of the ligaments which we call as a sprain. Depending on the intensity of injury, one or more ligaments could be ruptured. Strains on the other hand are associated with pulling or twisting of tendons and muscles. Tendons connect the bones to the underlying muscles. Strains are also caused due lifting heavy objects, overusing a particular muscle or continuous physical exertion. Both Sprain and strain is very painful and can render a person disabled to move, let alone work for months.
Chiropractics is very efficient in treating work related injuries, be it accidental or otherwise. Unlike conventional drugs, Chiropractors treat the root cause of the pain instead of administering drugs to just numb the pain. Some of the techniques used by the practitioners are massage, muscle relaxation, physiotherapy, etc. Non-invasive Chiropractic procedures target the fascia adhesion or scar tissue, which gets accumulated in small patches owing to poor healing of muscles and tendons. Physical therapy also including spinal decompression and stretching exercises to heal the strained or torn muscles.
Scientific Approach to Treatment
A path breaking form of treatment used by chiropractors at Spinewise is the ProAdjuster. It hs brought a significant new edge to Chiropractic treatment with its computerized facilities. While a traditional Chiropractic professional would carry-out some basic tests by toubhing the injured area to fathom the nature and extent of injury, the ProAdjuster’s sophisticated computer analysis helps the chiropractor to see the injury at the display unit attached to the equipment. The adjuster is used to apply small mechanical force on the pain areas, measure the response of the muscles to the force and chart it graphically to get the comprehensive idea of the extent and exact location of the injury. With successful diagnosis, treatment is done using the same equipment by applying controlled force Impulses to correct the subluxations in the injured spots.
With Traditional therapy and Modern chiropractic procedures (The ProAdjuster), Spinewise provides the best non-invasive, side-effect free and efficient treatment to work-related injuries. So, don’t let injuries get in the way of your work performance. Call us to get your life free from pain and injuries.