If you are injured on the job and find yourself drawing workers compensation for your work-related injury, it is important to remember that you are not necessarily limited to medical options such as surgery and pain medications. Chiropractic doctors have extensive experience with workers comp injuries. Chiropractic care provides many techniques and therapies that are effective in treating work-related injuries. The most common work injuries that are treated by chiropractors include the following:
Overexertion – If your job entails lifting heavy objects without proper safety equipment, it is easy to strain muscles in your back, neck, or shoulders. You can also damage connective tissues in your joints and cause your spine to get out of alignment. The common result is significant or chronic pain and/or disc problems.
Falls – A fall can break bones. You can also damage your feet, ankle, hip, and knee joints. Falls can also lead to head injury, ranging from mild concussion to serious cognitive issues. Falls will also lead to spine injury. The shock absorbed by your spinal column can compress vertebrae and rupture discs, leaving you to suffer with serious back pain.
Repetitive motion injury – Continuously repeated tasks can cause repetitive motion injuries. Years of typing or using a computer mouse at a desk that is too high or too low can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Standing at a cash register or service counter for long hours every day can lead to plantar fasciitis, which is a chronic foot inflammation.
Workers compensation care from a chiropractor in Charlotte, NC
If you are injured on the job, the first step to take is to notify your employer of the injury. Your employer should then open a worker’s compensation claim for your injury. You have a right to choose your desired therapy. If you are located in Charlotte, NC, or the surrounding areas and are suffering from soft tissue or musculoskeletal injury, you may choose to come directly to the offices of ChiroCarolina® for an initial evaluation. If your injury is more of an emergent nature, it may be necessary to see your primary care physician or an emergency room physician prior to setting an appointment with ChiroCarolina®.
In either case, the doctors of ChiroCarolina® are determined to provide the treatments that are the most natural means possible without the use of harmful medications and surgery. After your initial evaluation by the doctors of ChiroCarolina®, you will be given a personalized treatment plan designed to restore your health and get you back to work as soon as soon as possible. Once you have a treatment plan, it is important that you make every effort to maintain your appointments in order to stay in compliance with the worker’s compensation policy. The doctors at ChiroCarolina® of Charlotte, NC, can help guide you back to recovery. Call their office today for an evaluation if you have been injured on the job.
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