Every year, millions of people experience work-related injuries while on the job. Workers’ Compensation is a system in place by state governments to protect and care for employees who have endured occupational injuries.
Work-related injuries can range from mild to severe. Whether you’re suffering from extreme, acute back pain from a warehouse accident or debilitating soft tissue inflammation to something like carpal tunnel syndrome, work injuries can prevent you from performing your job duties and cause continued discomfort in your day-to-day life.
Common Workplace Injuries
- Work-related Vehicle Accidents
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Lifting/Lowering Injuries
- Falling Objects
Common FAQs About Workers’ Comp Injuries
If you’re an employee who recently suffered from a work-related injury, you may be wondering what your options are in terms of chiropractic care. We’ve listed a few of the most commonly asked questions regarding workers’ comp below.
Q: Why should I see a chiropractor for my work-related injury?
A: There are several reasons why a visit to Levi Chiropractic can help you as you heal from your work-related injury. Chiropractic care provides a holistic and nonsurgical approach to receiving effective and results based care for your injuries without relying on medications or surgeries.
Q: Can I see a Chiropractor while receiving workers’ comp?
A: Yes! You are fully entitled to visits with a chiropractor just as you can seek out treatment from other medical professionals.
Q: What can I expect when I come to Dr. Levi’s office?
A: During your first appointment, you will be asked how and when you were injured in addition to the nature and quality of your complaints ( pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and whether your pain is sharp, dull, severe, mild, etc…). After examination and imaging,additional tests may be done/ordered. Once a diagnosis is reached, the best approach and course of treatment will be tailored to your body’s needs. Re-evaluation examinations will determine the length and time of treatment.
Q: Can I see a Chiropractor more than once?
A: Yes you can! The number of treatments and the length of treatment depends on the diagnosis, depth of the injuries and body’s response to care.
Q: What if I still need treatment beyond the covered timeframe?
A: After a re-evaluation examination, if Dr. Levi determines that further care is necessary he can request authorization from your employer/workers compensation insurance to receive additional visits covered by your workers’ comp insurance policy.
Q: How often should I visit a chiropractor?
A: You and your chiropractor will decide the best timeframe and frequency based upon your specific schedule and needs.
Q: How do I know which chiropractors treat work-related injuries?
A: Most chiropractic offices will state on their websites if they offer care for workers’ comp cases, but you can also call their office to inquire further. Thankfully, you don’t have to take the time to do that. Levi Chiropractic offers full workers’ comp care for any and all work-related injuries!
If you’ve been involved in a work-related injury, it is essential to come in for examination and evaluation as soon as you can. At Levi Chiropractic, Dr. Levi conveniently sees patients in two locations. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact our offices today.