Common Chiropractic Words, Terms and Definitions

Below are just a few of the most common terms you may hear in discussions about back injuries and treatments Discs: the fluid-filled pouch that sits between each of the 24 moving vertebrae Ligaments: the dense, somewhat elastic tissue that connect bones. Ligaments surround the spine and hold it in place while allowing us to bend and twist. Ligaments have have the ability to stretch (within limits) and then return to their normal position. Muscles: running the length of the spinal cord, muscles support the spine and give our back the strength it needs to push, pull and lift objects. Tendons: similar to ligaments but connect muscles to bones rather than bones to bones, enabling the affected body part to move. Spinal Cord: long strand of fragile nerve tissue that extends from the base of the brain stem to nearly the bottom of the spine. The spinal cord allows the … Continue reading

Work Injury FAQ

What are the leading causes of work related injury? And how can work injuries be prevented? Obviously, some jobs bring a higher risk for injury than others (such as construction versus office work) but no jobs are completely safe. And factors like how long you’ve been on the job (experience at a task), the intensity of the work schedule and even employee age can also play a role in the likelihood of someone becoming injured at work. But rushed, careless, over confident or distracted behavior, over-confidence, improper training or simply making poor choices are by far the greatest contributor to workplace injuries. “Unsafe actions are responsible for 4 times as many injuries as unsafe work conditions.“ According to insurance companies, the 10 most common causes of worker’s compensation claims fall into the following work injury categories: Overexertion that results from moving or lifting objects. (Overexertion alone accounts for 1/3 of … Continue reading