Absolute Wellness Center offers multiple specialties to address the specific needs of those injured in the workplace, and we are happy to help our patients navigate the sometimes confusing landscape of a worker’s compensation claim. We have fantastic team of physicians and other providers offering sports medicine, chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage. We are happy to talk with you about what treatments may be most appropriate for your injury.
Chiropractic Care for Workplace Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Claims
Did you know chiropractic care has been shown to be more valuable and cost-efficient for low back pain versus other physician care? A recent study conducted by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession, “Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association with Disability Recurrence,” (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2011, Vol. 53 Is. 4, p: 396-404) concludes chiropractic care to be more effective for common, work-related, low back pain, when compared to treatment by a physical therapist or other physician. Overall, chiropractic patients illustrated lower medical expenses, fewer disability recurrences and shorter initial periods of disability.
If you are suffering from a workplace injury, talk with one of our physicians about whether chiropractic medicine and rehabilitation is appropriate for your injury. Our goal is to get you out of pain and back to work, usually without prescription drugs or lengthy treatment plans.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Workplace Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Claims
Physical therapy and rehabilitation is often appropriate after a workplace injury, including manual physical therapy, exercises, and modalities to return the worker to full health and working capacity. The therapist can also assess the patient’s work duties and provide exercises that simulate workplace requirements, or recommend changes to the workplace or worker’s habits to allow the worker to be productive and healthy.
Acupuncture and Massage for Workplace Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Claims
Acupuncture and massage therapy can be beneficial additions to a treatment plan following a workplace injury, particularly when there is soft tissue damage, muscle spasm, or chronic pain. These therapies are often most beneficial when used in conjunction with chiropractic medicine and physical rehabilitation to address both the source of your injury, and the symptoms.
Naturopathic Medicine for Workplace Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Claims
To Learn More
If you would like to learn more about treating you own injury or preventing future injuries at your workplace, please give us a call at 541-484-5777 or schedule an appointment. Dr. Michael Herb would also be happy to talk with employers about improving workplace safety and ergonomics.