Work Injuries - Youngstown Spine & Disc
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Work Injuries

More than 70% of workplace injuries involve the joints, muscles, ligaments, spinal discs and nerves of the spine or extremities.  By law, Ohio injured workers may choose chiropractic care for the treatment of their work injury.  Dr. Ruscitti is an Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Certified provider and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of work related injuries.  He can provide many different types of treatment, including chiropractic care, spinal decompression, therapies and rehabilitative exercises.  Our office will help you complete all the necessary correspondence related to your work injury.  We understand that work injuries are already stressful enough without confusing paperwork.  Our experienced staff is highly knowledgeable about the workers compensation system and can assist you in navigating through the recovery process.

If you have a work related issue schedule a free consultation now. Call 330-707-4482.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome can be defined as “the pain due to excess pressure in your wrist and on the median nerve. Inflammation can cause swelling. The most common cause of this inflammation is an underlying medical condition that causes swelling in the wrist, and sometimes obstructed blood flow.”


One of the most attractive reasons to treat repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome with a chiropractic program rather than surgery is because chiropractic care is non-invasive.  Surgery, any surgery, carries enormous risks like the patient contracting an infection, doctor error in performing the operation, or the most common, the operation could simply fail to cure the problem and relieve the wrist pain.  At the very least, chiropractic care should be given a chance to work.

Repetitive motion injuries to the neck, back, hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet is a pain are common, everyday occurrences for workers of all ages.


If not treated immediately, relatively minor issues and pain can degenerate into a serious condition that could go beyond chiropractic care and require surgery. Pain in the joints is a lot like neglecting to change the brake pads on your car.  Over time the pads can wear out and the metal to metal contact that results when you step on the brakes can cause grooves to form in the rotors.  It is 100 times more expensive to replace rotors than it is to replace the brake pads.  Patients are much better off addressing their pain immediately than they would ever be by ignoring them.

Reaction injuries are injuries caused by slipping and/or tripping but do not necessary include falling.   These incidents can cause muscle injuries, body trauma, and a variety of other medical issues.  It can be hard to prevent such incidents but it is important for employees to pay attention to what is going on in the environment around them.


Early treatment of injuries is important.  Scar tissue will form as the injured soft tissues of your body rebuild and repair.  Treatment during the regeneration and remodeling phases of soft tissue healing from reaction injuries is essential for optimal healing.

The #2 cause of workplace injuries, this pertains to falls on wet and slippery floors or trips over something lying on the floor.  Attention to what is going on around you is required of employees and employers will have safety guidelines to ensure spills are promptly cleaned and no debris is present which can be dangerous but often times injury can be unavoidable.


The course of treatment for your  work injury will be dependent on what caused the problem in the first place. The staff at Youngstown Spine & Disc are here to help you recover. Give our office a call today at (330) 707-4482 for an appointment.

While there are many ways to injure your back, some are not as obvious as others.  The obvious ways to cause back injuries are to lift heavy objects, injure yourself playing sports or be involved in a motor vehicle accident.  But surprisingly, these are not the way most people injure their backs.  The number one way people injure their back is by sitting too much.


If you have a profession where you are forced, as I am, to sit at a computer for eight-plus hours per day, the muscles of your lower back, upper back and neck weaken over time.  The condition of losing muscle mass and strength from the non-use of a muscle group is called atrophy.Combining our regular program of visiting at least three times per week for chiropractic treatments, with stretching and light gym weight training exercises is a perfect program for building a strong, healthy, pain-free back.  It is a perfect way to counterbalance the negative effects of sitting all day and should be considered by all who sit at a computer the majority of the day.

Arthritis can affect your day-to-day activities. Physical restrictions can make it hard for you to perform your regular daily functions.


Arthritis, which simply refers to inflammation in one or more joints, occurs in many forms and it is possible to experience this condition in any part of the body.  In most cases, individuals experience arthritis in the joints, knees, elbows, hands and feet. Because of the painful nature of arthritis, patients are always looking for ways to treat their condition. Chiropractic adjustments and treatments are effective procedures that are designed to ease the pain caused by the disorder within as short a period of time as possible.