Work Comp. Hurt at work. Work-related back injury. Neck injury.
Richmond employers and employees alike don't care for these words. All want to avoid the incidence of back injury at work and the hip, knee and ankle
trouble that often results. But how? Johnson Chiropractic works with individual
Richmond workers and is more than ready to work with a
Richmond company to develop a program to avoid work-related injuries.
160,000,000 office workers (knowledge workers) and 2/3 of
the developed countries use computers on a daily basis. (1)
Richmond employers ask themselves
- how can we reduce or eliminate work related back
- how can acute back pain
injuries be cared for so they don’t become chronic?
- what work techniques can be
put in place to reduce incidence, cost and productivity loss?
All are great
questions that the Richmond chiropractor is ready to tackle.
Johnson Chiropractic can help local companies identify potential
and actual back pain and extremity pain employees for preventive care.
Johnson Chiropractic can help reduce occupational conditions that contribute to back
pain by developing alternative conditions for the company to initiate.
Johnson Chiropractic can offer training to Richmond employees on specific
conditions of the spine and how to prevent exacerbating pain in them. And maybe
most importantly, Johnson Chiropractic works
with the injured employee to return to work a confident employee who knows how to best
care for his or her spine and not fear its re-injury. That’s employee
appreciation on the Richmond company’s part.
Details of the Plan
Johnson Chiropractic looks for early signs and symptoms of
musculoskeletal pain like general tension to prevent future pain. (2) Joint
angles – knee, ankle, lumbar spine, hip - required to lift maximum weight and
not injure a spine can be analyzed in the work environment and adapted as
needed. (3) Richmond at-risk of re-injury workers may even be
identified despite their seeming readiness to return to work by their muscle responses. Low back injury patients tend
to use their thoracic spine more. (4) Sometimes occupational injury may be related
to something as simple as the clothing and equipment employees use (5) or
having a support group for workers in pain to
share with onsite. (6) Now that can be addressed pretty easily. It may just
take an outsider to come in with “new eyes” and see something that can help.
Reality and Help
Occupational low back pain is the most expensive form of
work disability in terms of actual financial costs as well as social costs and
productivity costs. Persistent low back pain is particularly expensive in
relation to acute and subacute low back pain. (6) In Richmond,
chiropractic influence and care at Johnson Chiropractic benefits both the employer
and the employee. Work-related back pain need not frustrate either.
Johnson Chiropractic welcomes the opportunity to work with Richmond
employers and employees to make the workplace a back-safe place. Contact us