Work Injuries Specialist

Peninsula Spine and Sports Rehabilitation

Rommel Hindocha, DC, QME

Chiropractor located in Burlingame, CA

Athletics aren’t the only activity that can lead to back pain and tennis elbow – injuries at the workplace are incredibly common. In fact, nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in 2016. No matter the source of your injury, Dr. Rommel Hindocha, DC QME, at Peninsula Spine and Sports Rehabilitation in Burlingame, California, provides effective, proven chiropractic treatments and accepts most kinds of workers compensation insurance. We participate in many of California’s Medical Provider Networks (MPN’s). To learn more, call Dr. Hindocha to schedule your consultation or book online.

Work Injuries Q & A

What are some common work-related injuries?

It goes without saying that if you work in a high-risk field, such as construction or manufacturing, you run a greater risk of possible injury. However, even office workers can get hurt on the job. Some of the most common work-related injuries include:

Slips, trips, and falls

We’ve all taken a tumble or tripped over a desk leg, and such falls can result in fractures, torn tendons, or worse. This type of injury is especially common in cluttered work environments or areas with wet or slick floors.

Repetitive strain injury

Despite being a highly preventable type of injury, most people will experience this type of strain at some point in their lives. This injury is rampant in office workers, who often perform repetitive movements as part of their job.

Muscle strain

Workers who regularly lift heavy objects, such as movers or factory workers, run a greater risk of straining certain muscles, such as those in the legs or back.

Vehicular accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are a large contributor to workplace injuries, and are common in taxi drivers, package deliverers, and long-haul semi truck drivers.

How are workplace injuries treated?

The treatment Dr. Hindocha provides for your workplace injury depends on the type of injury, its severity, and whether you’re at future risk for re-injury. In most cases, he’ll prescribe one or several of the following treatments:

Manual therapy

Dr. Hindocha can relieve pain and swelling associated with certain work injuries through manual manipulation of the injury site.

Spinal manipulation

If you’ve suffered a back or neck injury, Dr. Hindocha might provide spinal manipulation to adjust slipped discs and relieve your pain.

Massage therapy

Work injuries that affect the tendons, ligaments, or muscles respond well to massage therapy. With regular treatment, massage can reduce inflammation and relieve nagging pain.

Medication

For light muscle sprains and strains, rest along with over-the-counter pain relievers might be all you need to relieve pain and restore mobility.

Physical therapy

Many types of injuries that restrict your mobility require therapeutic exercise and strengthening to improve recovery and prevent re-injury in the future. This is especially important if you’re suffering from work-related repetitive strain injuries, since these injuries often stem from simply doing your job.

If you’ve suffered from an on-the-job injury, let Dr. Hindocha provide a fast, effective road to recovery. Call to schedule your consultation or book online.