Work Comp. Hurt at work. Work-related back injury. Neck injury.
New York employers and employees alike dislike these words. All want to fend off the incidence of back injury at work and the hip, knee and ankle
trouble that often results. But how? Dr. Gary Stefanick works with individual
New York workers and is more than ready to work with a
New York company to develop a program to avoid work-related injuries.
160,000,000 office workers (knowledge workers) and 2/3 of
the developed countries use computers on a daily basis. (1)
New York employers ask themselves
- how can we curtail or eliminate work related back
- how can acute back pain
injuries be cared for so they don’t become chronic?
- what work processes can be
put in place to reduce incidence, cost and productivity loss?
All are great
questions that the New York chiropractor is ready to tackle.
Dr. Gary Stefanick can help local companies identify potential
and actual back pain and extremity pain employees for preventive care.
Dr. Gary Stefanick can help reduce occupational conditions that contribute to back
pain by developing alternative conditions for the company to initiate.
Dr. Gary Stefanick can offer training to New York employees on specific
conditions of the spine and how to prevent exacerbating pain in them. And maybe
most importantly, Dr. Gary Stefanick works
with the injured employee to return to work a confident employee who knows how to best
care for his or her spine and not fear its re-injury. That’s employee
appreciation on the New York company’s part.
Details of the Plan
Dr. Gary Stefanick looks for early signs and symptoms of
musculoskeletal pain like general tension to prevent future pain. (2) Joint
angles – knee, ankle, lumbar spine, hip - required to lift maximum weight and
not injure a spine can be analyzed in the work environment and adapted as
needed. (3) New York at-risk of re-injury workers may even be
identified despite their seeming readiness to return to work by their muscle responses. Low back injury patients tend
to use their thoracic spine more. (4) Sometimes occupational injury may be related
to something as simple as the clothing and equipment employees use (5) or
having a support group for workers in pain to turn to onsite. (6) Now that can be addressed pretty easily. It may just
take an outsider to come in with “new eyes” and see something that can help.
Reality and Help
Occupational low back pain is the most expensive form of
work disability in terms of actual financial costs as well as social costs and
productivity costs. Persistent low back pain is particularly expensive in
relation to acute and subacute low back pain. (6) In New York,
chiropractic influence and care at Dr. Gary Stefanick benefits both the employer
and the employee. Work-related back pain need not frustrate either.
Dr. Gary Stefanick welcomes the opportunity to work with New York
employers and employees to make the workplace a back-safe place. Contact us