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Workplace Injury in Eagan, MN

workplace-injuryMany types of injuries can occur in the workplace.

Do you have an injury in Eagan, MN from an accident at work? Here are the nine most common workplace injuries and their causes:

Overexertion – This is the most common workplace injury and includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work.

Falls – Either on same level surfaces (such as falling on wet and slippery office floors) or to a lower level (such as falling from an elevated area like roofs, ladders, or stairways).

Bodily Reaction – Caused by slipping and tripping without falling.

Struck by Object – Objects that fall from shelves or dropped by another person can cause very serious injuries.

Struck Against an Object – Occurs when a person accidentally runs into concrete objects such as walls, doors, cabinets, glass windows, table, chairs, etc.

Highway Incident – Transportation used for business purposes such as trucks and cars may be involved in an automobile accident.

Caught In/Compressed By – This type of injury usually occurs in a factory where large and dangerous machinery is used. Exposure to extreme temperature is also an example of this workplace injury.

Repetitive Motion – Although this type of injury is less obvious, it is definitely harmful in the long run. Repetitive motions such as typing and using the computer for long periods of time can strain muscles and tendons causing back pain, vision problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Assaults and Violent Acts – Attacks caused by office arguments have led to serious physical injuries.

All of these workplace injuries can cause misalignments in the spine which can lead to many issues throughout the entire body.

Workplace Injury Facts

  • 26% of all workplace injury cases classified as “fall to a lower level” which resulted in time away from work involved ladders.
  • 25,000 slips, trips, and falls occur daily in the US, accounting for 15% of all workplace accidents.
  • Back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses.
  • One-fourth of all worker compensation claims involve back injuries.
  • Up to one-third of back injuries could be prevented through better job design (ergonomics).

What Can I Do to Correct and Avoid Workplace Injuries?

Here are a few things that you can do immediately:

  • Do simple exercises, such as stretching, daily.
  • Ice spine in area of pain daily.
  • Do not lift heavy objects.
  • Avoid twisting and bending motions.
  • Lift with your knees, not your back.
  • Check and fix the ergonomics of your work station.
  • Use good posture.
  • Change sitting positions often.

While all these tips will help you reduce pain, the only true, proven way to correct misalignments in your spine is to be checked and adjusted by a chiropractor.

Here at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic, we are spine experts and know exactly how to find the misalignments in your spine and the root cause of your workplace injuries. No two people are alike so your individual care plan will address your unique issues and will lead you back to optimal health.

We look forward to getting started with you! Reach out to us today.

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