Work Injuries

man needing a chiropractor after a work injury
Recovering from a workplace injury?

Chiropractor for Work-Related Injuries

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recognizes chiropractic care as a safe and effective form of treatment for work injuries. Workplace injuries include traumatic injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Seeing a chiropractor as part of your rehabilitation plan can ensure a speedier and fuller recovery. Our chiropractor relieves your pain by working on soft tissue like muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and ensuring optimal alignment of your joints and spine.

For work-related upper limb disorders, like carpal tunnel syndrome, chiropractic decreases numbness, tingling or prickling.   It improves muscle weakness, the range of motion and neurologic deficits.

Book an appointment with our chiropractor for relief from work-related injuries here or call the office for more information at 416-481-0222.

Medications for Pain After Work Injuries

Pain medications all come with a certain degree of risk. NSAID’s are associated with gastrointestinal injury that leads to ulcers and bleeding. Tylenol is associated with damage to the liver. For short-term use, these alleviate symptoms while you heal the injury and deal with the root cause of the pain with a chiropractor, massage therapist or osteopath.


Other Alternative Medicine Treatments for Pain After an Injury at Work

Nutritional supplements

Certain nutrients can help as natural anti-inflammatories, such as fish oil, and natural muscle relaxants, such as magnesium. Our naturopaths will advise about specific products that are appropriate for you as well as dosing.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has thousands of years of use to relieve pain. It encourages the production of natural painkillers and anti-inflammatories in the brain.  Acupuncture also helps to stimulate your immune system to speed healing.  It involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific points located on channels that run throughout your body.

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy helps to move the lymphatics to transport immune system cells to the injury, it also relieves muscle pain, relaxes muscle tension and speeds healing.

Herbal Remedies

Herbal medicines can act as natural anti-inflammatories and pain relievers without the nasty side effects.

Chiropractic References

Crafts GJ, Snow GJ, Ngoc KH. Chiropractic management of work-related upper limb disorder complicated by intraosseous ganglion cysts: a case report. J Chiropr Med. 2011 Sep;10(3):166-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2011.01.004. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

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