Work injuries can be extremely devastating, not only emotionally and physically, but financially as well. The most common types of work related injuries are in the back and neck. Back and neck injuries account for almost 90% of injuries happening in the work place. The goal is to heal the injured worker, that way they can go back to their daily activities in a safest manner possible.
Many work-related injuries are caused by regular, everyday activities on the job. Most occupations require a worker to do the same movements with their body, day in and day out. These repetitive motions, over time, cause the body trauma. Repetitive stress injuries (like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) are some of the most common work-related injuries we deal with. These injuries are hard to indicate right away because the onset is very gradual. Not only is it a very serious injury that is the main cause of absenteeism in the workplace, but it is the biggest expense in worker’s compensation.
One of the most successful treatment options for work-related injuries is Chiropractic Care. We offer various techniques for our patients. This allows us the optimum level of positive productivity to help heal your body from the inside out.
Does workers’ compensation cover chiropractic?
Yes, workers’ compensation covers chiropractic treatment for workplace injuries. Our team is happy to help you understand your benefits.
What are the most common workplace injuries?
Some of the most common workplace injuries are slips and falls, being struck by an object, roadway incidents, and repetitive motions. All of these injuries can be treated with chiropractic care.
Can chiropractors give work restrictions?
Yes, your chiropractor can communicate work restrictions to your employer.
How long will I need chiropractic treatment after a workplace injury?
The answer to this question depends on the severity of your work-related injury. In most cases, we will want to provide three treatments per week for two weeks. Then, we can evaluate your injury, your response to treatment, and decide if you are ready to return to work and if more chiropractic treatment is required. If an injury is severe, ongoing chiropractic care may be necessary.
How can chiropractic care help after a work-related injury?
Because so many work-related injuries are repetitive motion, back, and neck injuries, chiropractors are the best option available for treatment. Chiropractors specialize in treating musculoskeletal problems through spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage, and physical therapy exercises to rebuild strength in the affected area.
How often do you need to see a chiropractor after a work injury?
Immediately after your injury, frequent visits are necessary to treat acute pain. This often means coming in for three appointments a week for two weeks. After this, you may need weekly appointments for a period of time. Eventually, you will reach a point where you only need maintenance appointments, which could be every 2 to 4 weeks, depending on your condition.
What happens at your first chiropractic visit for workers’ comp?
You and your chiropractor will discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury and the symptoms you are experiencing. You’ll have a physical examination, which includes feeling the spine and moving the joints, and your muscle strength and reflexes will be checked. We’ll also assess your range of motion. If needed, x-rays will be taken.