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Workplace Injury in Eagan MN

Do you have an injury in Eagan, MN from an accident at work? Many different injuries can occur in the workplace. Overexertion, falls, hit by an object, driving accidents and repetitive motion are just a few injuries that can occur at work.

Workplace Injury Facts
  • 26% of all workplace injury cases classified as “fall to a lower level” which resulted in time away from work involved ladders.
  • 25,000 slips, trips, and falls occur daily in the US, accounting for 15% of all workplace accidents.
  • Back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses.
  • One-fourth of all worker compensation claims involve back injuries.
  • Up to one-third of back injuries could be prevented through better job design (ergonomics).
What Can I Do to Correct and Avoid Workplace Injuries?

Here are a few things you can do immediately:

  • Do simple exercises, such as stretching, daily
  • Ice the area of pain 3-4 times a day.
  • Use a firm pillow that is designed to support the curvature of your neck
  • Avoid twisting and bending motions
  • Do not lift heavy objects
  • Lift with your knees, not your back
  • Check and fix the ergonomics of your work station
  • Change sitting positions often

While all these tips will help you reduce pain, the only true, proven way to correct misalignments in your spine is to be checked and adjusted by a chiropractor. Here at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic, we are spine experts and know exactly how to find the misalignments in your spine and the root cause of your workplace injuries. No two people are alike so your individual care plan will address your unique issues and will lead you back to optimal health. We look forward to getting started with you!

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