Joseph Lezamiz, DC
Chiropractors located in Howard Beach, NY
If you’ve suffered an injury at work, you’re not alone. Finding a chiropractor who understands workman’s compensation requirements can be tough. Joseph Lezamiz, DC, at New York Spine and Pain, offers comprehensive short-term and long-term chiropractic care for your work-related injuries with a single goal: to get you back to work without pain as quickly as possible. Schedule your appointment in the Lindenwood, Howard Beach, New York, office today.
Work-Related Injuries Q & A
What are the most common causes of work-related injuries?
There are several primary causes of work-related injuries resulting in neck and back pain, including:
Moving heavy objects can result in strained muscles in the neck and back, and although incorrectly lifting one time can cause injury, those who lift heavy objects often are at highest risk of problems.
Whether your job requires you to spend most of your time at a desk or on your feet, you can fall victim to poor posture and the aches and pains that accompany it.
If your work requires you to perform repetitive work for long periods of time, you’re at risk of injury due to uneven load on your muscles and bones.
Physical and emotional stress
If you’re under a high level of stress at work, you’re at high risk of tight muscles and chronic pain. Muscles that are tight and tense are at higher risk of injury.
Who treats work-related injuries?
Dr. Lezamiz can easily treat work-related injuries with chiropractic care. Most of the time, he does this without the aid of another specialist or doctor. In other cases, he works in conjunction with physical therapists, massage therapists, and specialists.
How can a chiropractor help after a work-related injury?
Dr. Lezamiz has a multifaceted role in your recovery from a workplace injury. He:
- Works to determine and treat the underlying cause of your pain
- Identifies residual effects from your injury and refers you to the appropriate provider if necessary
- Educates you to decrease your risk of re-injury
How long should I wait before seeking treatment?
While employees often decide to give it some time before they schedule an appointment, perhaps to limit cost to the company, it’s essential that you seek care right away for several reasons.
Untreated musculoskeletal injuries can result in long-term problems with your muscles and joints, chronic pain, and other complications. Plus, it can be hard to prove that your injury occurred at work or is work-related if you wait to seek treatment.