Occupational Injuries in Coral Springs

On the Job Health / July 1, 2019
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When we head to work everyday, there are a few things we can anticipate happening. We’ll make our morning coffee, chat with our favorite coworker, maybe even sneak a snack to get through that midday hump. But, something we don’t expect? Getting injured.

Whether by accident, or by repeated use, sometimes our jobs place a lot of wear and tear on our bodies. In Coral Springs, where the workforce totals over 65,000, occupational injuries are nothing new. The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coral Springs, are Management, Business, Science, Arts, Sales, and Service.

Let’s take a look at the most common occupational injuries in Coral Springs – including how you can treat them, and how you may be able to avoid them.

Management, Business, Science, and Arts Workers

The job group of Management, Business, Science, and Arts encompasses a variety of occupations, including elementary, secondary school, college, and professional school workers; administrative support workers; and management. In Coral Springs, education, training, and library employees make up the fourth most common occupation, and management employees the third.

A variety of injuries can occur within these occupations, such as:

For teachers, teacher’s assistants, and librarians alike, the use of step stools or ladders are common. Whether an employee is hanging displays or artwork in the classroom, or reaching to place back a book, the risk of falling is always present. Not to mention that food and drinks within the workplace, either from students, visitors, or coworkers, places employees at risk of slipping and falling.

These employees are also at high risk of repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Working at the computer, writing, drawing on the board, can all overwork the muscles of the wrist and forearm, causing debilitating pain. Likewise, standing for long periods of time can cause back, hip, and leg pain. With the added constant commotion of the workplace, Coral Springs workers are also under an extreme amount of stress, which can affect sleeping, mood, and eating habits.

For Relief, Recovery, and Wellness

Following a slip and fall or repetitive stress injury, a trip to your chiropractor is a must. Between the trauma of a fall and the continued use of a muscle set, the body’s adjoining muscles, tendons, and bones can be thrust out of alignment.

Using gentle, soothing therapies, a chiropractor can reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing. To stay safe on the job, a chiropractor may recommend treatments such as:

Sales & Office Workers

If you’re a member of the sales and office workforce, you’ve spent your fair share of time seated at a desk, staring at a monitor, or nestling a phone between your head and neck. In Coral Springs, nearly 9,000 employees work in sales alone. These individuals can be suffering from:

Most of these injuries can be attributed to poor office ergonomics – meaning that the office environment forces a worker to adapt unnatural positions or routines. For desk workers, poor ergonomics means that poor posture, repetitive motions, and awkward work positions can create a variety of injuries, from tendinitis to rotator cuff injuries.

When improperly lifting heavy stacks of boxes in the office, or even accidentally tripping over a stray wire or cable, herniated discs, musculoskeletal bruising, and even fractures can occur.

For Relief, Recovery, and Wellness

First things first, to prevent slip and falls and lifting injuries be mindful and alert at all times. Never push yourself. Next, begin preventing pain with proper office ergonomics. To keep pain at bay while in the office, keep these tips in mind:

For when you’re trying to alleviate pain and inflammation, and strengthen the body against further injury, a chiropractor may recommend treatment such as:

Service Workers

South Florida is known for it’s plethora of dining options, but what one might fail to recognize is the man (or woman) power necessary to keep these restaurants running. Coral Springs is actually home to a large number of service workers, who are largely employed within the food and restaurant industry.

In the hectic food and restaurant industry, an injury is seemingly around every corner:

Wet surfaces are common in kitchens, dining rooms, and bars. Even if there are no-slip mats, or workers are wearing no-slip shoes, spilled food or drinks can lead to injuries. Stray chairs, trays, and discarded objects can also create an obstacle course for employees, creating another opportunity for a fall.

Service employees are always using their hands, putting in orders, carrying trays, and running dirty dishes. Not to mention, they’re always on their feet. This often leads to carpal and tarsal tunnel syndrome in service workers.

For Relief, Recovery, and Wellness

The service industry can be a grueling profession. When Coral Springs residents are seeking relief from occupational injuries such as those sustained by service employees, a chiropractor recommends:

The goal of chiropractic care is to bring the entire body in alignment, soothing and relaxing muscles which have tightened due to overuse, and promoting healing in injuries which have not yet begun to recover due to a hectic work schedule.

When you arrive at work, you certainly don’t expect to be leaving injured. However, for plenty of Coral Springs residents, that fear is a reality. If you’ve been injured on the job in Coral Springs, now is the time to visit ChiroCare of Coral Springs.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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