Work Injuries


Cause of pain after work injuries

Pain after a work injury is commonly caused by subluxations (misalignments in the spine).

When the spine is out of proper alignment, it can cause pain in many areas by applying excessive pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. These nerves then become inflamed and painful. A chiropractic adjustment takes the pressure off of the nerves that are causing this pain.

Areas of spine that could be affected by a work injury

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C1
CERVICAL
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Scalp
  • Brain
  • Pituitary gland
  • Bones of the face
  • Blood supply to the head
  • Inner ear and middle ear
  • Sympathetic nervous system

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Amnesia
  • Insomnia
  • Head Cold
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nervousness
  • Slows Heartbeat
  • Chronic Tiredness
  • Nervous Breakdowns
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stimulates Digestion
  • Stimulates Tear Production & Salivation

Common Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Sleep Position
  • Text or computer neck
  • Improper pillow height
  • Auto-accidents or other traumas to the neck, head, or face

C2
CERVICAL
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Eyes
  • Tongue
  • Pharynx
  • Forehead
  • Vocal Chords
  • Neck Glands
  • Optic Nerves
  • Mastoid Bones
  • Auditory Nerves

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Earache
  • Deafness
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Sinus Trouble
  • Eye Troubles
  • Dilatd Pupils
  • Crossed eyes
  • Fainting Spell
  • Certain causes of blindness
  • Throat conditions such as sore throat or tonsillitis

Common Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Sleep Position
  • Text or computer neck
  • Improper pillow height
  • Auto-accidents or other traumas to the neck, head, or face

C3
CERVICAL
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Teeth
  • Cheeks
  • Tonsils
  • Shoulders
  • Outer Ear
  • Neck Muscles
  • Facial Bones
  • Trifacial Nerve

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Croup
  • Eczema
  • Neuritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Stiff Neck
  • Tonsilitis
  • Whooping Cough
  • Acne or pimples
  • Pain in upper arm

Common Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Sleep Position
  • Text or computer neck
  • Improper pillow height
  • Auto-accidents or other traumas to the neck, head, or face

C4
CERVICAL
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Nose
  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Elbows
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Bronchi
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Esophagus
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Eustachian Tube
  • Liver and bile duct
  • Bursae in the shoulders

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Colds
  • Catarrh
  • Bursitis
  • Adenoids
  • Hay Fever
  • Hearing Loss
  • Thyroid Conditions

Common Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Sleep Position
  • Text or computer neck
  • Improper pillow height
  • Auto-accidents or other traumas to the neck, head, or face

C5
CERVICAL
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Neck Muscles
  • Neck Glands
  • Vocal Chords

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Throat conditions

Common Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Sleep Position
  • Text or computer neck
  • Improper pillow height
  • Auto-accidents or other traumas to the neck, head, or face

C6
CERVICAL
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Neck
  • Shoulder Muscles
  • Arms
  • Hands

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Elbow pain
  • Hand or finger pain and numbness

Common Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Sleep Position
  • Text or computer neck
  • Improper pillow height
  • Auto-accidents or other traumas to the neck, head, or face

C7
CERVICAL
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Elbows
  • Hands
  • Fingers
  • Shoulders
  • Esophagus
  • Thyroid

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Elbow pain
  • Hand or finger pain and numbness
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Shoulder pain and bursitis

Common Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Sleep Position
  • Text or computer neck
  • Improper pillow height
  • Auto-accidents or other traumas to the neck, head, or face

T1
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Head
  • Eyes
  • Heart
  • Larynx
  • Trachae
  • Esophagus
  • Salivary Glands
  • Arms from the elbows down, including hands, wrists, and fingers

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficult breathing
  • Pain in lower arms and hands

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Heavy purses
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T2
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Head
  • Eyes
  • Heart
  • Larynx
  • Trachae
  • Esophagus
  • Salivary Glands

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Certain chest conditions
  • Functional heart conditions

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Heavy purses
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T3
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Head
  • Lungs
  • Chest
  • Heart
  • Breast
  • Pleura
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Esophagus
  • Bronchial tubes
  • Salivary Glands

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Pleurisy
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Congestion
  • Bronchitis
  • Accelerates heartbeat

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Heavy purses
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T4
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Head
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Esophagus
  • Common Duct
  • Gall bladder

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Shingles
  • Jaundice
  • Accelerates heartbeat
  • Gall bladder conditions

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Heavy purses
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T5
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Head
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Stomach
  • Esophagus

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Heartburn
  • Dyspepsia
  • Indigestion
  • Nervous Stomach
  • Celiac Ganglion
  • Stimulates Sweat Production
  • Stimulates glucose production
    and release

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Heavy purses
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T6
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Head
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Duodenum
  • Esophagus
  • Abdominal Blood Vessels

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Indigestion
  • Celiac Ganglion
  • Stimulates glucose production
    and release

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Poor Posture
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T7
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Gall bladder
  • Liver and bile duct

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Indigestion
  • Celiac Ganglion
  • Celiac Ganglion
  • Stimulates glucose production
    and release

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Poor Posture
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T8
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Skin
  • Liver
  • Blood
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Solar Plexus
  • Gall bladder
  • Small intestines

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Anemia
  • Fever
  • Arthritis
  • Indigestion
  • Celiac ganglion
  • Poor Circulation
  • Liver conditions
  • Low blood pressure
  • Stimulates glucose production
    and release

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Poor Posture
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T9
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Gall bladder
  • Small intestines
  • Adrenal and supra-renal glands intestines

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Hives
  • Allergies
  • Indigestion
  • Celiac ganglion
  • Stimulates glucose production
    and release

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Poor Posture
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T10
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Colon
  • Appendix
  • Lymph Circulation
  • Small intestine

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Gas Pains
  • Rheumatism
  • Certain types of sterility
  • Stimulates glucose production
    and release

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Poor Posture
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T11
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Colon
  • Kidneys
  • Appendix
  • Large intestine

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Pyelitis
  • Nephritis
  • Celiac ganglion
  • Kidney troubles
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Hardening of the arteries

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Poor Posture
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

T12
THORACIC
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Uterus
  • Rectum
  • Bladder
  • Kidneys

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Boils
  • Eczema
  • Pimples
  • Celiac ganglia
  • Skin Conditions

Common Causes

  • Back Packs
  • Poor Posture
  • Bad mattress
  • Sport injuries
  • Non-ergonomic chair
  • Shoulder, arm, and/or clavicle injuries
  • The wrong arm position at your desk
    or computer

L1
LUMBAR
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Uterus
  • Rectum
  • Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Appendix

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Cramps
  • Acidosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Difficult Breathing

Common Causes

  • Sport injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Any slip or fall
  • Lifting heavy weight
  • Lifting improperly
  • Bending improperly or repetitively
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
    or for long periods of time

L2
LUMBAR
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Uterus
  • Gonads
  • Rectum
  • Bladder
  • Inguinal rings
  • Large intestine
  • External genitalia

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Ruptures or hernias

Common Causes

  • Sport injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Any slip or fall
  • Lifting heavy weight
  • Lifting improperly
  • Bending improperly or repetitively
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
    or for long periods of time

L3
LUMBAR
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Uterus
  • Knees
  • Rectum
  • Bladder
  • Sex organs

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Impotency
  • Bedwetting
  • Miscarriages
  • Many knee pains
  • Bladder Troubles
  • Stimulates orgasm
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Stimulates ejaculation
  • Menstrual troubles such as painful or irregular periods

Common Causes

  • Sport trauma
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Any slip or fall
  • Lifting heavy weight
  • Lifting improperly
  • Bending improperly or repetitively
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
    or for long periods of time

L4
LUMBAR
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Lower legs

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Cold feet
  • Leg cramps
  • Swollen ankles
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Weak ankles and arches
  • Poor circulation in the legs

Common Causes

  • Sport trauma
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Any slip or fall
  • Lifting heavy weight
  • Lifting improperly
  • Bending improperly or repetitively
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
    or for long periods of time

L5
LUMBAR
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Sciatic nerve
  • Prostate gland
  • Muscles of the lower back

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Backaches
  • Difficult, painful,
    or too frequent urination

Common Causes

  • Sport trauma
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Any slip or fall
  • Lifting heavy weight
  • Lifting improperly
  • Bending improperly or repetitively
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
    or for long periods of time

SACRUM
LUMBAR
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Buttocks
  • Hip bones

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Spinal curvatures
  • Stimulates secretion
  • Sacro-iliac conditions

Common Causes

  • Sport trauma
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Any slip or fall
  • Lifting heavy weight
  • Lifting improperly
  • Bending improperly or repetitively
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
    or for long periods of time

COCCYX
LUMBAR
SPINE

Organs & Systems Involved

  • Anus
  • Rectum

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Pruritis (itching)
  • Hemorrhoids (piles)
  • Stimulates erection
  • Pain at end of spine on sitting

Common Causes

  • Sport trauma
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Any slip or fall
  • Lifting heavy weight
  • Lifting improperly
  • Bending improperly or repetitively
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
    or for long periods of time

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