Plumbers. Electricians. Carpenters. Painters. Landscapers. Farmers. Housekeepers. EMTs. The list of jobs that require manual labor is a mile long, and every single occupation on it is vitally important to keeping the Fargo-Moorhead community’s wheels turning. If you regularly break a sweat in your line of work, then the Fargo Spine team salutes you!

This may go without saying, but life isn’t easy for labor workers. Workplace injuries will send over 1.5 million American workers to emergency rooms this year alone. Some will fall victim to slip and fall injuries. Some will become injured in car accidents. Many more will succumb to repetitive stress and overexertion injuries such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Many people will receive surgery for their workplace injuries. Quite a few others will manage the pain with prescription painkillers. These treatments may be advisable in some cases, although they always carry the risk of serious complications such as infection, thrombosis, hemorrhage and addiction.

If you’ve recently suffered a workplace injury, then you would be well advised to avoid surgical or pharmacological treatments until you have explored a noninvasive and drug-free option: chiropractic care.

How Can Chiropractic Help Labor Workers?

A chiropractor may use any number of modalities in their line of work, but their goal is always the same: to help each patient’s body reach the condition in which it functions best and heals naturally. By working toward that goal, their patient will benefit in a number of ways.

  • Reduced pain. By realigning their spine, a chiropractor helps to reduce strain and pressure on their patient’s central nervous system (CNS). That enables the CNS to perform all of its functions more effectively, which includes distributing natural pain-relieving hormones called endorphins to injured soft tissues. Endorphins also reduce stress and improve mood – both great advantages if you earn your living in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

  • Improved mobility. Your skeleton contains approximately 350 joints (i.e. places where two bones meet). Chiropractic care benefits joint health by stimulating circulation of cytokines, which are proteins that reduce inflammation and help repair the cartilage which keeps bones from grinding against one another. And by restoring alignment to the spine, a chiropractor also helps their patient’s musculoskeletal system function more efficiently. That means less effort while moving, and less strain on virtually every part of the body while doing so.

  • Faster recovery from injury. Injured workers should seek out chiropractic care for the same reasons that injured athletes do. Its ability to increase blood flow means that injured soft tissues receive more of the hormones and proteins that heal them, as well as white blood cells which ward off infection and further encourage healing. Chiropractic can also improve stability, which may significantly reduce your risk of incurring slip and fall injuries in the future.

  • Increased productivity. Visiting a chiropractor workplace can help you accomplish more in your own workplace. Receiving regular adjustments can improve your posture, relieve tension in your muscles, reduce pain, and enhance your mobility – all advantages you can use to work harder, achieve better results, and ultimately earn more in your paycheck.

It doesn’t matter if you are recovering from a recent injury or would simply like to do a physically demanding job with less effort. If you work hard to make a living, then the chiropractors of Fargo Spine are standing by to help. We welcome you to contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at our clinic in Fargo, ND!