Have you ever been a victim of work-related injuries? Are you familiar with the associated risks, like time away from work or loss of income? If you aren’t aware of how to avoid work-related injuries, then you could be putting yourself at risk for things like paperwork, legal fees, and back pain.
Avoiding work-related injuries in the first place is the best way to avoid the pain and stress associated with these types of incidents. Do you take extra precaution to avoid being injured on the job?
If you’re interested in learning more about work-related injuries, then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of Back Talk with Dr. Steve Lininger of Manassas Chiropractic & Rehab, where your host Kimberly Henrie interviews Dr. Lininger about this very topic, including time away from work, loss of income, the possible need for an attorney, and the mountain of paperwork involved.
A news release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2012. This interview is an opportunity to avoid adding to that statistic in the future.
The Most Common Types of Work-Related Injuries
In his business, Dr. Lininger sees all types of work-related injuries, in both Manassas and the surrounding geographic areas. These injuries include falls, moving one’s body the wrong way, and wrist injuries. He kicks off the episode by sharing information about the most common types of injuries he treats and explaining some specific medical reasons for this type of pain.
Dr. Lininger then segues into suggestions about how these types of injuries can be prevented. He explains the importance of a patient’s medical history, and why each person should both know and respect their limits for physical activity.
If your job places you in a situation that could be harmful, then unless you find an alternative solution, you’re just inviting work-related injuries onto your medical history.
Sedentary Workers and Work-Related Injuries
Next Dr. Lininger explains why office jobs can be just as bad on the human body as careers in or around Manassas that have you moving around all day. Listeners may be surprised to learn that carpal tunnel is not the most common injury for office workers. During the podcast Dr. Lininger also answers these questions:
- What physically happens when I’m injured?
- Are pains in my neck and arms related to back pain?
- What are some symptoms of a bulging disc?
- How does gravity affect the health of my spine?
- What is the relationship between water and back pain?
Now consider where or not you can afford to suffer the potentially negative effects of work-related injuries. Are you prepared to take steps to protect your well-being while on the job? If you answered “No” then it’s time to reevaluate your priorities about health and wellness.
Work-Related Injuries and Chiropractic Care
Then Dr. Lininger explains a bit about chiropractic care where most insurance companies are concerned. He shares how soon patients should set up an appointment after the injury occurs, whether they were seen in the emergency room or not, and how long treatment continues after the first appointment.
Dr. Lininger also explains about scar tissue, including how it forms, how it differs from normal tissue, and the effects of it on the human body. People who are able to avoid work-related injuries are able to avoid developing scar tissue in the first place.
Chiropractic care is more than just treatment for back pain. If you’ve been involved in workplace injuries, what’s stopping you from requesting a consultation with a chiropractor?
The episode wraps up with Dr. Lininger explaining that the goal of Worker’s Comp is to get you back to where you were before the injury took place (often through use of chiropractic care).. While it does not cover previous conditions in your medical history not related to current work-related injuries, your personal insurance plan may cover them instead.
Are You Ready to Protect Your Well-Being on the Job?
Do you want to know more about how a chiropractor can provide treatment for work-related injuries? Are you ready to arm yourself with the knowledge necessary to avoid accidents in the first place? Listen now to the entire podcast, and then please ask your questions or share your comments in the space below.
Dr. Lininger has been providing gentle, caring, and affordable natural health care for over ten years. He serves patients from Manassas, Centreville, Prince William County, Manassas Park, and Burke. Back problems and issues with chronic pain can have a lasting impact on your quality of life. Call Dr. Lininger today to book a consultation to discuss your issues with pain and get back to the quality of life that you deserve.