Work injuries can leave you at a loss as to what to do. You need answers to essential questions to make wise decisions concerning your medical care, compensation, and timetable for returning to work. These work injury FAQs compiled by Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS, can help provide the answers you need to move forward into your future.
What Should I Do After a Work Injury?
If you’re injured on the job, your first step is to seek medical attention for your injury. Next, report your injury and details of your accident to your supervisor so your employer will have a record of your work injury. Then file a claim for worker’s compensation to recuperate medical expenses or lost wages due to your injury.
What Are Some Common Work Injuries?
Although workplace accidents can happen in any environment, some jobs, like construction, pose a greater risk than others. Injuries that are quite common on the job include neck or back injuries due to slips and falls, muscle strains caused by heavy lifting, stress injuries caused by repetitive actions, whiplash, soft tissue injuries, and fractures.
Slip and falls can occur anytime, resulting in painful fractures or dislodged vertebrae in your spine. Heavy lifting can result in muscle tears or herniated discs. Even standing for prolonged hours without proper footwear can cause severe heel pain and inflammation.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with a Work Injury?
If your accident results in musculoskeletal injury, chiropractic care can help alleviate pain and expedite your recovery. Chiropractic techniques are designed for treating musculoskeletal injuries including sprains and strains, spinal misalignments, subluxations, whiplash, and more.
Chiropractic techniques like manual adjustments are used to correct spinal misalignments and restore balance to your skeletal system. Balancing your system helps reduce pain and inflammation and improves mobility. Adjustments are often recommended for neck, shoulder, and back injuries. Massage therapy helps ease muscle tension and circulates blood to your injury to speed up your recovery. We'll also recommend corrective exercises to strengthen core muscles and joints to prevent future injuries.
How Will It Take to Recover from My Injury?
At Joga Chiropractic Center, we’ll treat your pain and the source of your pain to help you heal. The length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your work injury. Naturally, you’ll recover faster from mild injuries. Our ultimate goal is to see you fully recuperate from your work injury and return to work healthy, happy, and pain-free.
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