Work Injury

Work Injury services offered in Lynnwood, WA

Nearly three in every 100 workers experience a work-related injury. If you’ve suffered a work injury, like back, neck, or shoulder pain, Darcy Szigety, DC, and the team at Alderwood Back & Neck Pain Clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, offer holistic treatments such as physical therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic adjustments without surgery or downtime. To get treated for a work-related injury, call Alderwood Back & Neck Pain Clinic or request an appointment online today. 

Work Injury Q&A

What are work injuries?

A work injury is any type of injury you sustain while on the job. Common work injuries include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Shoulder problems
  • Other joint-related issues
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Fractures
  • Strains and sprains
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Tendinitis

If you have a work injury and desire fast healing so you can get back to work and your other leisure activities as soon as possible without invasive surgery, the team at Alderwood Back & Neck Pain Clinic can help.

What causes work injuries?

You might get injured while on the job by lifting something heavy, twisting the wrong way, using repetitive movements, falling down, or bumping into something. You may experience injuries or chronic pain from driving for long periods or sitting at a computer without taking many breaks.

How are work injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose the type and severity of a work-related injury, your chiropractor reviews your medical history and examines you. They may have you complete a series of movements and ask questions about your pain. Your provider may use diagnostic imaging procedures like X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to determine the severity of an injury and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

What is the treatment for work-related injuries?

The Alderwood Back & Neck Pain Clinic team might recommend one or more of the following nonsurgical treatments for a work-related injury:

Chiropractic adjustments

By realigning your spine, your chiropractor can alleviate pressure on pinched nerves and relieve chronic pain. They use gentle movements and pressure to help you achieve the most desirable outcome.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy can help accelerate healing, reduce muscle tension, relieve nerve pressure, and alleviate pain associated with a work-related injury.

Physical therapy

Completing physical therapy exercises and stretches is one of the most natural ways to heal from a work-related injury and prevent re-injury.

Corrective Exercises

Corrective exercises are physical activities that are designed to address and rectify imbalances and compensatory movements.

Heat or ice therapy

Your doctor shows you how to apply heat or ice packs to a work-related injury to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and accelerate healing.

How many treatment sessions will I require?

Your chiropractor lets you know how many sessions you’ll need to heal from a work injury based on the severity of your injury and how quickly your body responds to treatment. You might require several weeks or months of rehabilitation to make a complete recovery.

Don’t live with a work injury that’s debilitating or prevents you from completing your job duties. Call Alderwood Back & Neck Pain Clinic or request an appointment online today.