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Treatment for Nurses with Back Injuries

 

During a nurse’s routine rounds, it only takes one incorrect move, one improper lift, one sudden twist to unexpectedly suffer a back injury. Back pain is one of the most frequent causes of pain among the general population, where approximately 80 percent of individuals are likely to experience at least one case of acute back pain in their lifetime. In the United States alone, about 25% of the population account to having had a minimum of one day of lower back pain within the past three months. Additionally, lower back pain is the fifth leading cause for individuals to seek medical attention.

However, the prevalence of back complications among nurses or other healthcare workers is even greater. Registered nurses and nursing assistants are among the top six occupations at greater risk for musculoskeletal injury. According to data collected by the American Nurses Association, more than half of nurses report experiencing symptoms of chronic back pain. Furthermore, approximately 12 percent of the nursing workforce reported leaving the profession due to chronic back pain.

In 2004, the ANA launched their Handle with Care campaign in order to increase nursing awareness of back injuries and prevention. Their most substantial recommendation was for nurses and other healthcare workers to utilize patient handling equipment and devices made available in order to decrease the need for nurses to participate in tasks requiring heavy lifting.

When a nurse has experienced a back injury or other complication, many of them turn to analgesics to manage their pain and other symptoms. While various types of medications for pain relief are considered to be essential components for pain treatment, these only temporarily treat the symptoms. Typically, a combination of treatments is necessary to fully restore the individual’s natural condition and relieve their symptoms at the source. Damage or injury to the structures of the spine, such as bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels can cause symptoms of pain and discomfort surrounding the spine. Finding a healthcare provider who can assist you in both diagnosing and developing a successful treatment plan for your back pain should be your first course of action. It’s important to remember that nurses and healthcare providers need care as well.

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most common forms of alternative treatment for back complications. A doctor of chiropractic, or DC, will carefully evaluate and diagnose your type of pain to determine the cause of injury or identify any possible aggravated conditions. Spinal misalignments or subluxations are some of the most frequent diagnosis for back pain. Through the use of spinal manipulations, chiropractors apply a gentle force on the area of the injury to carefully re-align the spine and relieve the surrounding tissues of any additional pressure that may have been irritating the structures of the spine. Occasionally, chiropractic treatment will include a series of pre-determined stretches and exercises to enhance the individual’s rehabilitation process by strengthening the back muscles and restoring their flexibility.

Other treatment options for nurses with back complications and the general public alike include heat or ice therapy, acupuncture, TENS or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and/or yoga. For those nurses or healthcare workers that have suffered a back injury resulting in impairing symptoms which have made your everyday lifestyle difficult, it’s never too late to seek medical attention, regardless if you’re the primary medical assistant in your line of work.

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For many nurses and other healthcare workers, the high demands of the job are often factors that lead to the development of back complications and symptoms that can make their line of work difficult. While nurses are in charge of caring for other individuals with injuries or conditions, those who’ve been injured themselves also need proper care in order to find relief for their conditions. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Treatment for Nurses with Back Injuries" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*