Work Injuries

Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Center located in Observatory Hill, Perry, Pittsburgh, PA
Work Injuries

Work Injuries services offered in Observatory Hill, Perry, Pittsburgh, PA

Work injuries occur every seven seconds in the United States, according to the National Safety Council. At Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, experienced chiropractor and rehabilitation specialist Robert Moore, DC, CICE, offers fast and effective treatment for work injuries with chiropractic adjustments, shockwave therapy, and rehabilitation. Call the office to receive treatment for a work injury today or book online.

Work Injuries Q&A

What are work injuries?

Work injuries happen while you’re on the job. All types of people experience work injuries, but they’re especially common in physically demanding environments like construction sites and warehouses.

If you injure yourself while working, it’s crucial to contact Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center. Diagnosis and treatment can relieve the pain, reduce inflammation, and help you return to work faster.

Dr. Moore has extensive training in traditional medicine and chiropractic care. His knowledge of spinal biomechanics and radiography ensures accurate diagnosis and positive treatment outcomes.

What are some common workplace injuries?

At Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center, Dr. Moore diagnoses and treats various workplace injuries, including:

  • Slips and falls
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs)
  • Cuts
  • Fractures

You might also benefit from treatment if you dislocate a joint or have a herniated disc.

When should I seek treatment for work injuries?

If you experience a work injury, alert your supervisor immediately and contact Dr. Moore at Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center.

Even if your symptoms are mild, it’s important to get checked out. Certain injuries, like whiplash, don’t present side effects for hours or even days. Undergoing a physical exam and diagnostic imaging can determine the best type of treatment and prevent your injury from worsening.

How are work injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose a work injury, Dr. Moore reviews your medical charts and asks about what happened, including what you were doing when the injury occurred and the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Next, he completes a physical exam, checking for redness, bruising, and swelling. Then, he gently presses on your skin, pinpointing sensitive areas, and asks you to complete a series of tests, checking your muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

Last, Dr. Moore orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an MRI, to check for fractures, dislocated joints, or soft tissue damage.

How are work injuries treated?

Treatment of work injuries depends on the severity of your symptoms and general health. At Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center, Dr. Moore uses integrative and minimally invasive treatments. He might recommend:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal decompression (traction therapy)
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Activity modification

Dr. Moore may combine several treatments. His goal is to relieve your pain, regulate the inflammation, and help you return to work as soon as possible.

Call Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center to receive treatment for a work injury today, or click the online booking feature.