Germantown Family Chiropractic Center

x-ray

It is common for a doctor to take on X-ray of their patients so that they may get an inside look to see with is going on with their patient's bone structure, including the spine and its surrounding skeletal structure. Using the information provided from an X-ray, the doctor can see any current irregularities with the spine that may need to be addressed and will also let them know if any further insight needs to be taken, such as through the use of an MRI. 

Work Injuries

When a patient visits their chiropractor due to a work injury, the chiropractor routinely looks beyond the actual injury and addresses concern towards their station setup, whether they use ergonomically correct equipment, and whether they utilize proper work techniques. The goal is both to help relieve your pain and determine how to avoid what caused it in the first place. Work injuries can occur in a variety of different work environments including construction sites, offices, warehouses, and retail stores. Much of the time, the causes of pain in the workplace include:

  • Falls caused by Overexertion
  • Improper lifting
  • Repetitive strain
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Exposure to Chemicals
  • Burns

Most workplace injuries are the result of soft tissue and joint damage. Improper lifting techniques are one of the most common reasons for the occurrences of pain in the workplace. You may consider visiting a chiropractor if you are experiencing any of the following pains due to your workplace injuries or otherwise:

  • Back injuries (sprains, strains, disc problems)
  • Neck injuries (sprains, strains, joint dysfunction)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headache (caused by muscle tension, joint dysfunction, or poor posture)
  • Numbness and tingling of extremities.