Workers’ Compensation Claims & Back Injury Treatments in Columbus Ohio
No one wants to miss work but it even more difficult when you get hurt on the job. No matter where you work, whether it be lifting heavy boxes in a warehouse, hammering nails on a construction site, or even shelving books at a library, injuries can happen. You can pull a muscle, dislocate a joint, or rip soft tissue. These damages can happen in your neck, back, and many other places on your body.
If you have been injured at work, it is best for you and your employer for you to seek treatment. Ignoring your pain can lengthen one’s recovery time and, in some cases lead to long term chronic pain. In addition, your injury may cause you to unnecessarily miss additional days at work or even make mistakes.
How can chiropractic help with workers’ compensation claims?
Chiropractic care can play a role in workers’ compensation claims by providing treatment, rehabilitation, and documentation for work-related injuries. Here are some ways chiropractic care can assist with workers’ compensation claims:
- Evaluation and Diagnosis: Chiropractors are trained to assess musculoskeletal conditions, including work-related injuries. They can conduct thorough examinations, review medical history, and perform diagnostic tests to determine the nature and extent of the injury.
- Treatment: Chiropractors use various non-invasive treatment techniques to address work-related injuries. These may include spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, soft tissue therapies, rehabilitative exercises, ergonomic advice, and lifestyle modifications. The goal is to relieve pain, improve functionality, and promote healing.
- Pain Management: Many work-related injuries, such as strains, sprains, and repetitive motion injuries, can cause significant pain. Chiropractors can employ different modalities and techniques to manage pain effectively. These may include manual therapies, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat or cold therapy, and therapeutic exercises.
- Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy: Chiropractors can develop personalized rehabilitation programs to help injured workers regain strength, mobility, and functionality. These programs may include targeted exercises, stretches, and other therapeutic modalities to improve flexibility, coordination, and overall physical well-being.
- Preventive Care and Education: Chiropractors can educate workers about proper body mechanics, ergonomics, and workplace safety practices. By teaching employees how to avoid injuries and implement preventive measures, chiropractors can contribute to reducing the likelihood of future work-related incidents.
- Documentation and Reporting: Chiropractors can provide detailed medical documentation and reports to support workers’ compensation claims. This includes documenting the nature and severity of the injury, treatment plans, progress notes, and assessments of functional limitations or disabilities. Such documentation is crucial for substantiating the claim and ensuring appropriate compensation for the injured worker.
Sometimes the paperwork for worker’s compensation can be daunting. However, here at Inner Health Chiropractic, our office staff are here to help to assist you in filing your claim.
By getting chiropractic help, research shows those who receive treatment recover from their injury and returner to work quicker than those who do not seek help. Our doctors and therapists are equipped with the knowledge and skill to diagnose your injury and to help get you on the road to recovery.