Work InjuriesThe perfect job may be different to everyone. Often, people dream of a big corner office, a leather swivel chair, a picture window overlooking the city, and a big paycheck. While this may sound ideal, it is important to note that even a job this wonderful can leave one open to injury at work. Does that sound surprising?

When one thinks about those getting injuries at work, they often imagine it happening to people in manual labor, such as jobs requiring lifting, twisting, and bending. While it is true that these jobs do carry a risk of harm – sitting for extended periods, doing computer work, and typing can also be linked to damage to the body.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives the following list of areas of the body that endure the most damage while one is working:

  • Wrists
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Shoulders
  • Back

Injuries at work can frequnetly be due to situations that should not have existed if things were cared for properly. For example:

  • Items left on the floor where they can be tripped over
  • Lack of proper lighting in dark areas
  • Loose or torn carpet which needs to be repaired
  • Wet floors not properly marked

Therefore, injuries at work can happen to anyone at any time, making it vital to be aware of one’s surroundings and be cautious. Coworkers also have a responsibility to keep accidents at bay and can often help determine whether a situation is safe or not.

Seeking the Care of an Upper Cervical Chiropractor for Work Injuries

If you have had an injury at work, come see us at our Urbandale, Iowa practice. We begin by examining the neck for any misalignments that may be present in the C1 or C2 vertebra. A misalignment here places stress on the brainstem, leading to improper signals being sent between the brain and body. We use a gentle method to correct this and help the body to get back to functioning properly once again, leaving a person ready to tackle another day on the job.


To schedule a free consultation with Gilbert Wellness Center call 515-278-0456