When you have a workplace injury, chiropractors are the best option. This highly skilled expert in your musculoskeletal system and its associated nerves and blood vessels will work with your primary care doctor, orthopedic physician, and other health care providers to help you return to full function and mobility quickly and safely.
Here’s more on how chiropractic care for injured workers.
Workplace Injuries and Chiropractic Care
A slip, fall, poor workstation ergonomics, or repetitive strain on a wrist or lower back can put you out of a job for an extended period of time. When you see your ER doctor or primary care physician for initial Workers’ Comp evaluation, you should ask for a chiropractic assessment and treatments in your plan of care.
Doctors of chiropractic take an active role in returning injured workers to their jobs. They will do a complete physical and spinal examination of each injured worker, including digital X-rays and functional assessments as needed.
Based on findings, they will provide comprehensive healthcare treatments to address a wide range of issues, such as:
- Spinal misalignments (subluxations)
- Muscular strains
- Nerve impingements
- Neck (including whiplash) and lower back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrists and other repetitive motion injuries
- Chronic stress
To help with your Workers’ Compensation claim, your chiropractor will document the findings regarding your injuries. Each chiropractic visit will be detailed in a report to the insurance company, your employer, your PCP (or other referring provider), and more so you get your maximum benefit from your claim.
Services Your Chiropractor Offers
Your chiropractor ensures your spinal column and nerves operate at peak efficiency through manual spinal adjustments. Proper spinal alignment helps speed healing, decreases inflammation, relieves workplace injury pain, and improves strength, endurance, flexibility, and range of motion.
As part of your occupational medicine care plan, your chiropractor may use additional modalities, such as:
- Bracing, taping, and assistive devices
- Heat and cold therapy
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
- Nutritional counseling
- Stress management techniques
Additionally, chiropractic care is non-invasive, avoiding heavy pain medications, and forestalling or eliminating the need for complex surgeries. Your chiropractor partners with you in maximizing your independence, mobility, freedom from pain, and ability to work efficiently and safely.
Exceptional Health Services at WorkPartners Occupational Health
Work Partners Occupational Health delivers a wide range of services in Grand Junction, CO, including pre-employment physicals and drug screening, physical therapy, functional capacity evaluations, vaccinations, and much more. Our professional team wants you to get back to life and work as soon as possible, so we’re here to help you every step of the way.