Workers’ Comp Injuries: Do I Need to See a Chiropractor?
Often, employees and employers alike may harbor misconceptions regarding chiropractic treatment for workers’ compensation. If you have recently been injured in a workplace as an employee, you may be right in wondering what your options are regarding chiropractic treatment.
If you were hurt on the job, here’s what you should know about using workers’ comp for chiropractic care.
Workers’ Comp and Chiropractor Treatment
If you have been injured while working, you retain the right to receive paid medical treatment via workers’ comp benefits. In all many states, your employer may offer workers comp benefits, but the terms may vary. Some States are more favorable for workers than others. If you are classified as an independent contractor, you may not receive workers’ comp. Or, your employer may be exempt from workers’ compensation in your state or have opted out of participating.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to seek financial compensation to aid in your recovery process. They may file a workers’ comp claim, a personal injury claim, or both. Your lawyer can determine which claims to file and recover compensation on your behalf.
If you are granted permission to seek medical treatment from your workplace, you may be entitled to a number of chiropractic visits.
Additional chiropractic care may still be covered if your injuries are severe or chronic. Your personal injury lawyer can help request authorization from your employer.
Before you start treatment, you must let your employer know that you have been injured on the job and open a claim.
Your personal injury lawyer can let you know what your options and your compensation.
Everett Chiropractic Services to Treat Your
Your chiropractor may offer the following services to help treat your pain, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments – Adjustments can help restore your spine’s alignment while strengthening to relieve back pain caused by a herniated disc, a fall, faulty ergonomics, and other common work-related injuries
- Spinal decompression – Spinal decompression can relieve any pressure to the spinal column and provide non-invasive alternatives for back surgery
- Massage therapy – Chiropractors can use massage to increase circulation in your tissues, warm up the body for treatment, and promote muscle recovery
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation – Electrical pulses can contract your muscles to provide pain relief and faster blood flow to aid healing
- Corrective exercises – Exercising your body can help strengthen your muscles so you can heal quickly and safely
Get Chiropractic Care to Relieve Your Pain and Suffering
During your initial assessment, we will perform a physical examination, take down your medical history, and order x-rays.
How much treatment your injury may need can vary. Your chiropractor can help determine the proper treatment to get you back on your feet. Here at Everett Spine & Rehab, our goal is to get you back on track and back to “normal.” Our Everett physical therapists, massage therapists and experienced chiropractors are here to make sure you get the relief you need and our services are non-invasive for those looking for a drug-free alternative.
If you have been injured while working, seek out a personal injury lawyer to find out about workers’ comp-related injuries and your rights.