Wrist splints should not be worn while you work, because they can increase strain on
A cervical collar is not to be used on a continuous
basis at the workplace. Follow your doctor's instructions for wearing the
collar. And if you find it to be uncomfortable, talk to your doctor. Cervical
collars are not usually used for long periods of time.
Complementary therapies are health care practices that may be
used along with standard medical treatment. They include:
Acupuncture, which is used to relieve
pain and treat certain health conditions. It is done by sticking thin needles
through the skin at certain points of the body to reduce pain.
Massage, which involves applying pressure to the soft
tissues of the body, such as the muscles, to reduce tension and pain, improve
circulation, and encourage relaxation.
Yoga, which is a program of exercises to help improve
flexibility and breathing, decrease stress, and maintain health. The basic
components of yoga are proper breathing and posture.
spinal manipulation. Manipulation treatments usually
involve a trained practitioner performing twisting, pulling, or pushing
movements to realign joints and bones.
Surgery usually is not needed for injuries related to