Chiropractic Treatment for Work Injury in Frankfort With Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center
Whether you sustained an accidental work injury or your body is giving you problems because of repetitive stress or bad workplace ergonomics, chiropractic care can make a huge difference in your life. Dr. Scott Stratton has been helping patients in the Frankfort area deal with pain and other work injury problems since 1991.
Two Main Types of Workplace and Accident Injury
While most attention is given to accident injury in the workplace, repetitive stress injuries can cause just as many problems to your health and your ability to work. Both can be helped, or healed entirely, by chiropractic care.
Common Accidental Workplace Injuries:
- Slip and fall
- Trip and fall
- Falling objects
- Being caught on or truck by machinery
- Lifting too much weight or lifting it improperly
- Muscle strains
- Joint sprains
Common Repetitive Stress Injuries and Symptoms:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Rotator cuff and other shoulder injuries
- Tingling sensation, especially in the extremities (fingers, toes, hands, and feet)
- Loss of sensation
- Tenderness or pain
- Weakness; loss of strength or range of motion
Two Common Injuries that May Not Require Surgery
It's important to note that there are some injuries--especially repetitive stress injuries--for patients are often recommended surgery. But not every surgery is necessary. Chiropractic care can cure or relieve several conditions that are commonly treated with surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common repetitive stress injury that results from bad ergonomic conditions in the workplace. It is one of several conditions that many doctors feel only surgery can treat. But many times--perhaps most--a chiropractor can alleviate your carpal tunnel syndrome through non-invasive, non-surgical techniques. That's because carpal tunnel is caused by swelling due to chronic inflammation in the tissues of the forearm. And those tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), along with your skeletal system, is exactly what a chiropractor is trained to treat.
If you have been recommended surgery for shoulder problems, it's worth talking to a chiropractor about it. It may be possible to cure your shoulder injury entirely by chiropractic care. And if you do have surgery, a chiropractor can aid you in your healing (and help your body heal itself more efficiently).
Back, neck and lower back issues are all common conditions for which you may have been recommended surgery, but that could be completely or partially treated with chiropractic instead.
Start Healing Your Injury with Dr. Stratton in Frankfort
Dr. Stratton has been a licensed chiropractor since 1987 and has served patients in Frankfort since 1991. In that time, he has tended to every type of injury a chiropractor can tend to. Schedule your consultation by calling 815-464-6772. We hope to hear from you soon!