It happens every day and it can change your life and your health. If you’ve suffered an injury at work, you may have to go on disability and lose a portion of your income. For some people, that means missing a few days of work, while others can be out for a long time. Another issue related to workplace injuries is that it can give rise to chronic pain. Very often this pain manifests itself as back or neck pain, and when that happens Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness can often help.
Total Chiropractic Can Help Take Care of Chronic Pain
Total Chiropractic helps many of our patients take care of chronic pain. Whether it’s back or neck pain related to an accident at work, a sports injury or whiplash from a car crash, we can put you on the road to optimum health. We treat a lot of workplace injuries so we want to let you know what to do if it happens to you.
Workplace Injury Basics
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries in 2016, the last year for which we have statistics. That’s a rate of 2.9 per 100 full-time workers. If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, the first thing you should know is that there’s a system in place that can help pay for your injury care. Employees usually cannot sue their employer over workplace injuries. In most cases, the only option to be reimbursed is through workers’ compensation. The good news for employees is that employers don’t have to be found at fault for there to be a payout.
Total Chiropractic accepts workers’ compensation, but plans do vary, so check with us. If you have been injured in the workplace, you should get medical attention immediately and alert your supervisor to make sure an accident report is on file.
Work Injuries and Treatment
Whether related to a workers’ compensation plan or not, there are several common work injuries according to our doctor Todd Goldman’s book, “Taking Control,” which is available at Total Chiropractic. Office workers can injure their backs from slouching or sitting on poorly designed chairs. Drivers sit all day and have limited mobility. Meanwhile, several occupations require employees to remain on their feet all day, creating a variety of conditions. Some positions like teachers, truck drivers and retailers are frequently required to bend down as well. Still, others are injured in accidents like slip and fall injuries.
Chiropractic treatment can help ease chronic pain brought on by workplace injuries. It is also a more cost-effective and less invasive treatment than more severe alternatives such as surgery.
Total Chiropractic Can Ease Your Work Related Pain
Proper spinal alignment, exercise and lifestyle changes will bring you more energy and allow you to get back to the job and the life you want to lead. Have you been injured on the job? Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness can bring you back to health. Contact us today!