Lifting Injuries

The Cascading Effect of Lifting Injuries in Boca Raton

Contrary to what many people think, lifting injuries do not confine themselves to lower back pain. Although your back may suffer from failure to follow wise work ergonomics practices like using the legs rather than the back to hoist heavy boxes, other parts of the body often share the consequences. But if we may borrow the words of a ubiquitous insurance company TV commercial, you're in good hands at Boca Health and Wellness Center. We know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. And fortunately for our Boca Raton patients, our fully licensed chiropractic and massage therapy professionals can treat them all.

Neck Injuries

Because the neck is one of the most vulnerable areas of the body, any act that places stress or pressure on it, such as moving heavy furniture or boxes can cause a neck injury that can result in not only neck pain, but also shoulder aches, neck ache, headaches, and numbness in the arms, legs, hands, or feet. And since improper lifting techniques can have a domino effect, any damage to the neck vertebrae can damage a disc and irritate a nerve, resulting in pain that travels to the legs. And if the nerve gets pinched in the process, a sharpshooting sensation may be felt in the neck as well as the arms.

Muscle Stress and Strain

Muscle strain, as well as muscle, pulls and tears also result from heavy lifting. But just as often the culprit is a vigorous exercise regime that puts undue stress on the muscle involved, damaging either the muscle itself or a tendon attaching it to bones or vertebrae. Muscle stress symptoms may be hard to pin down. They may include muscle weakness; pain when you use the muscle, or when you give it a rest. Or you may not be able to use it at all.

Let Boca Health and Wellness Center Take a Look

At Boca Health and Wellness Center, we believe in taking a whole-body approach to relieving your pain and discomfort. Whether it's a matter of chronic headaches, nagging lower back pain, or a one-time strain or stress to a muscle, and depending on whether Dr. Caruso and the rest of the chiropractic and therapy team decide on one particular treatment or a combination of care, which may involve chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, massage therapy, or/and physical therapy, one thing is certain, you can trust us to deliver a continuum of care designed to resolve the problem. so you can return to the good life Boca Raton offers.