Work injuries can be extremely devastating and they can cause various health issues. These issues can affect a worker emotionally, physically, and financially. The most common types of work-related injuries involve the back and neck. Back and neck injuries account for nearly 90 percent of injuries that occur in the workplace. The goal at Giles Chiropractic in Napa is to heal the injured worker, so they can return to their daily activities in the safest and most comfortable manner possible.
Many work-related injuries are caused by regular, everyday activities on the job. These are usually repeated actions like bending over, kneeling, or keeping a certain head position. Most physically demanding occupations require an employee to perform the same movements with their body repeatedly during employment hours. These types of repetitive motions may produce trauma in the body and repetitive stress injuries (like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) are the most common work-related injuries. Stress-related injuries are hard to identify immediately because the onset is gradual.