Is a work related injury preventing you from getting back to work? The California chiropractic Study for patients with work injuries found in a study conducted by Richard Wolf, MD who followed 500 individuals suffering work related injuries sent for chiropractic treatments and 500 individuals sent to medical doctors for treatment. Those who received chiropractic treatments returned to work in an average of 15.6 days vs. 32 days in those who received treatments from medical doctors.
If you are injured while working, you must first appropriately report to your employer. This action must be taken as soon as possible after the injury. It then becomes your employer’s responsibility to report the injury to State Labor Department or Other Self-Insured Insurance.
One of the most common disabling injuries on the job is strain and sprain of the back/spine or repetitive motion injury. Most frequently the strain or sprain occurs in the lower back. Bending and lifting improperly are responsible for most of these cases, although neck and mid-back injuries can also occur in similar situations.
Chiropractic care, which is the first step in treatment, utilizes the body's inherent recuperative powers and the relationship between the spinal column, nervous system and the rest of the body to restore and maintain good health. In our experience with industrial and occupational injuries, we know how important it is for you to return to work quickly and yet at the same time with as complete of a recovery as possible.
Some common work-related injuries include:
- Sprains and Strains
- Shoulder and Neck Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Pain in Legs or Arms