Yorkville Work Injury Treatments for Back Pain,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Ailments
More than 3.2 million injuries were recorded on the job in 2009 with 965,000 of those cases resulting in missed days of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They consisted of many sprains, strains, and back-related injuries, all of which we have treated here at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville. Our Yorkville work injury treatments have also included programs for carpal tunnel syndrome and other ailments that result in back pain, neck pain and overall agony. We accept workers compensation insurance and most other plans, including personal injury and most PPO health insurance plans inclusive of Medicare.
Chiropractic Treatment Programs Include Massage Therapy
and Physical Therapy
Our chiropractic care can help injuries by helping to alleviate pain, reduce swelling and speed up the healing process. Depending on each particular injury, we can employ a number of different chiropractic techniques as part of a personalized recovery program. These include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and massage therapy treatment plans. Our chiropractors use an advanced diagnostic tool of Digital Motion X-ray, or DMX, which takes X-rays of the spine while a patient is standing and moving.
Chiropractic adjustments, also called spinal manipulations, re-align the spine and can be effective for a work injury that involves pain in the back due to sprains, and strains. Spinal decompression relieves built-up pressure on compressed discs. Both techniques can alleviate pain, restore mobility, and correct work injury issues that could lead to more serious conditions if left untreated.
Massage is another effective therapy we use as part of a work injury treatment program. We employ kneading and rubbing techniques to manipulate the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues. In addition to alleviating overall stress, massage can help alleviate pain and stiffness from an injury, increase the blood circulation and decrease the tension in the affected area. Moist heat therapy, which involves the application of moist heat to the area, can also help alleviate pain and induce healing.
Physical therapy aids the recovery process with several techniques designed to promote healing. Our techniques include therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation therapy and exercise programs. Our 8000 square foot facility allows for plenty of space for our equipment and exercising. Therapeutic ultrasound and electrical stimulation both work to increase the blood flow and reduce swelling to the affected area by targeting the deeper tissues beneath the skin. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves while electrical stimulation relies on low-frequency electrical currents.
Exercise is vital to recovery from injury to keep the surrounding muscles strong as well as retain and increase mobility. Our Yorkville chiropractic physicians can suggest a series of gentle stretches and strengthening exercises patients can do in the office and at home. Exercises for a back injury, for instance, might consist of gentle bending, stretching, stabilization, and strengthening while a knee injury can benefit from exercises designed to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee. Therapeutic exercises can also reduce the chances of injuries occurring in the same area in the future.
If you have suffered a work injury, call us at 630-553-2111 today.