James E. Knight, DC, BA - Conservative Chiropractic Healthcare for the Entire Family
2445 Locust St. South
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
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Work and Auto Accident Injuries

Workers’ Comp Injuries

The workplace can be a dangerous place – even in seemingly benign occupations. Physical labor and repetitive motions are responsible for a bevy of workers’ compensation claims every year in the U.S. Although a person can develop nearly any type of injury on the job, certain workers’ comp injuries are more common than others. Some of the most prevalent injuries in the workplace include:

  • Ligament and muscle sprains and strains
  • Herniated discs
  • Leg/arm pain and radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

These conditions can cause severe or chronic pain and in some cases, numbness and tingling.  Chiropractic is effective for treating the source of some of the most common workplace injuries and can be utilized with or without prescription medications and other commonly utilized medical treatments.

Did you know…

back pain is the most common injury in the workplace? It is the single most frequent reason Americans call off work year after year. Whether due to long periods of standing or frequent heavy lifting, the muscles, discs and vertebrae of the upper and lower back are very sensitive to injury. Chiropractic, especially when combined with rehabilitative procedures, is highly effective for treating back pain and preventing it from returning again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my injury is work-related?

Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) may require that you prove an injury is work-related before it approves benefits for a claim. Determining if your injury is work-related is simple: did your injury occur while you were performing a task for your employer? This includes injuries that are sustained  inside the workplace, as well as injuries that occur on location or while riding in a company vehicle.

What should I do if I become injured on the job?

Most workplace injuries are related to the muscles, joints, bones or nerves. These areas typically respond well to chiropractic treatment, which restores function to the injured area and facilitates healing. By treating and rehabilitating the injured tissues of an injury, chiropractic helps to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and speed the healing process. If you have suffered an injury on the job, contact our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

How long will it take to recover from a workers’ comp injury?

Chiropractic and rehabilitative care expedites the recovery process and typically keeps patients on the job while they are receiving treatment. Every injury is unique and will require varying amounts of time and treatment to recover as fully as possible. Our office regularly works with patients who have been injured on the job. We work to develop a personalized workplace-injury treatment plan designed to return temporarily disabled patients to their jobs in as little time as possible; and we complete all of the necessary paperwork the BWC requires.

Auto Accident Injuries

With an auto accident happening every few seconds, there are countless people who suffer collision-related injuries every year. Any part of your body can be affected by an auto accident, although certain areas are more susceptible than others. Some people suffer a few bumps and bruises, while others must face much more serious injuries. Regardless of the type of injury sustained in a collision, it is important for everyone involved to be evaluated by a chiropractic physician when physically capable of doing so.

Did you know…

there are several factors that can influence the types of injuries you may sustain in a car accident? Examples include:

  • The speed of your vehicle and other vehicles involved in the accident
  • Whether you are wearing your seatbelt
  • Whether the airbags deploy during the collision
  • Where your vehicle was hit (i.e. side, front or rear)
  • Your posture during the accident

Frequently Asked Questions

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in auto accidents. It occurs when the neck is thrust forward and then abruptly backward on impact. Whiplash typically causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissues of the upper back and neck, which may lead to stiffness, pain, limited mobility and headaches.

What other types of injuries are common in car accidents?

People involved in collisions here in Canal Fulton and Canton often complain of back pain or stiffness in various of the body’s joints or extremities. Spinal compression, bulging discs and strained connective tissues are just a few of the injuries accident victims may face after a collision. Without chiropractic intervention, some may face a lifetime of pain and discomfort since loss of normal function (even in absence of pain) often leads to degenerative arthritis and disc deterioration.

Why visit Heritage Chiropractic physicians after an auto accident?

Chiropractors treat auto accident victims nearly every day. They understand the intricate balance of the musculoskeletal system and the damaging effects a collision can have on the spine, joints and soft tissues. By utilizing non-invasive techniques, a chiropractor can restore proper joint and muscle function to a patient’s injury, empowering it to heal more completely over time.

If you have been involved in a collision – whether recently or many months or years ago – chiropractic treatment may be able to relieve pain and symptoms associated with the accident. The sooner you seek treatment, the faster we can lead you down the road to recovery. Call our office to schedule a consultation today to see if chiropractic rehabilitation might be able to reduce your pain and give you a better quality of life.