Get the Treatment You Need and Back on the Job with Our Work Injury Chiropractor in Buffalo, NY
Did you know that according to the National Safety Council, someone gets hurt on the job every 7 seconds? A work injury can be costly to you and your loved ones. At West Buffalo Chiropractic, our work injury chiropractor, Dr. Francisco Vaquero, D.C., helps hardworking community members recover from their work injuries and get back to work feeling energized and pain-free.
Types of Work Injury
A work injury can range from mildly irritating to severely disabling. Common ones we see include:
- Back pain and neck pain
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff strains
- Joint dislocations
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tension headaches
Signs and symptoms like redness, swelling, soreness, stiffness, and pain either during or after work are key indicators that you may be suffering from a work injury. It's important to realize that small nagging issues can often lead to more chronic consequences if left unaddressed, so it's important to seek help as soon as possible.
Risk Factors for Work Injury
Certain professions may be more inherently risky than others when it comes to getting injured on the job. For instance, occupations with the largest number of work injury include first responders, transportation and shipping, construction, manufacturing, and installation, maintenance, and repair.
That said, if you think you're safe from a work injury because you have a desk job, think again. Even people with primarily sedentary occupations may be at risk for injury or illness that could potentially put them out of work.
Some specific risk factors for a work injury include:
- Repetitive movement (typing, reaching overhead, bending or lifting, twisting, etc.)
- Prolonged sitting at a desk or while driving
- Poor body mechanics (especially while operating heavy equipment or lifting heavy objects)
- Acute one-time accidents like slips, falls, and car crashes
- Improper/ill-fitting equipment, shoe wear, etc.
How Chiropractic Care Helps People with Work Injury
Dr. Vaquero can offer plenty of services to help you heal from a work injury and prevent recurring issues from developing. These services, including chiropractic adjustments, postural screening, nutritional counseling, and corrective exercises, can be used to:
- Speed your rate of healing
- Reduce pain
- Decrease your return-to-work time, and
- Improve your efficiency and safety on the job
Is a Work Injury Disrupting Your Job?
If you live near Buffalo, NY, and are struggling with signs and symptoms of a work injury, call West Buffalo Chiropractic at (716) 248-2825.