Workplace injuries include injuries, and chronic conditions caused by repetitive motions or poor posture.
Postural Pain encompasses all types of pain in the low back and neck. Repetitive postures, such as sitting at a desk or driving a car can lead to poor blood circulation, muscle fatigue and imbalance, and improper alignment. Over time, these muscle imbalances and changes in alignment can cause postural pain.
The first step in our treatment plan for postural pain includes diagnosing and, to the extent possible, alleviating, the primary cause(s) of the pain. This may include suggesting changes to a patient’s workstation or environment, encouraging short breaks from a repetitive job or hobby, or meditation to reduce stress. Additionally manual therapies to treat postural pain may include one, or a combination of, the following:
Trigger Point Dry Needling to reduce joint or soft tissue restrictions that may cause pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and fingers (particularly the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers). These symptoms are the result of pressure on the median nerve, which runs through a narrow passageway (called the carpal tunnel) from the wrist to the hand. The median nerve provides sensation to the palm side of the hand and allows mobility of the thumb. Inflammation in the wrist or forearm (pronator teres) can entrap the median nerve, leading to carpal tunnel syndrome.
To treat carpal tunnel syndrome, manual therapies may include one, or a combination of, the following:
Although there are many causes of headaches, cervicogenic headaches and tension headaches are the two most common types we treat. Cervicogenic headaches originate from disorders of the neck and cervical nerve roots. Tension headaches are caused by tightening of the muscles in the face, neck and scalp due to stress and/or poor posture. Both types of headaches may occur intermittently or may be chronic.