According to the National Safety Council, someone is injured on the job every seven seconds. A workplace injury can result in missed days of work, which can be even more devastating to you and your family. However, if you suffer from work injuries, you don't have to take it lying down. The experienced Summerville chiropractic team at Whiplash Pain Center can help. Dr. Alykhan Shariff offers extensive experience in many chiropractic modalities as well as pain management and will work closely with you to find a solution. Whether you're in Summerville,SC, or surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule an appointment and find pain relief for your work injuries.
Regardless of the type of work you do, everyone is at risk to suffer workplace injuries. Here are some of the most common causes and ways you can prevent work injuries.
When you slouch, you place unnecessary stress on the natural curvature of your back. When standing, make sure you keep your weight balanced on both feet. If you sit at a desk for long periods, take short walk breaks and switch positions. You'll also find it helpful to stretch your muscles to relieve any tension in your neck and back. There are several ergonomically designed work stations to help you alternate positions throughout the day.
Moving or lifting heavy objects can strain or overexert your neck muscles and back. The best way to lift heavy objects is to contract your stomach muscles, lift with your knees, and keep your head down. You should always avoid twisting, but most importantly, don't attempt to lift objects that are too heavy for you.
Doing the same motion can put stress on your muscles and skeletal structures, especially when you are in awkward positions. Look for ways to change repetitive activities, such as taking breaks. This simple step will give your muscles time to recover.
Even when you follow all protocols, take breaks, and stretch, workplace accidents do happen. The chiropractic experts in Summerville at Whiplash Pain Center specialize in administering manual adjustments, soft tissue rehabilitation, and other modalities to reduce your pain and restore your range of motion. Contact our chiropractor today at (843) 287-9050 to find relief from your work injuries.