Work Comp. Hurt at work. Work-related back injury. Neck injury.
La Grande employers and employees alike dislike these words. All want to avoid the incidence of back injury at work and the hip, knee and ankle
trouble that often results. But how? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC works with individual
La Grande workers and is more than ready to work with a
La Grande 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)
La Grande employers ask themselves
- how can we reduce 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 La Grande chiropractor is ready to tackle.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can help local companies identify potential
and actual back pain and extremity pain employees for preventive care.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can help reduce occupational conditions that contribute to back
pain by developing alternative conditions for the company to initiate.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can offer training to La Grande employees on specific
conditions of the spine and how to prevent exacerbating pain in them. And maybe
most importantly, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 La Grande company’s part.
Details of the Plan
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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) La Grande 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 La Grande,
chiropractic influence and care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC benefits both the employer
and the employee. Work-related back pain need not frustrate either.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC welcomes the opportunity to work with La Grande
employers and employees to make the workplace a back-safe place. Contact us