From slips and falls to muscle strains and repetitive stress disorders, there are many types of work-related injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, the network of bones, ligaments, joints, and tissues that provide support, stability, and movement. Seeking chiropractic care with a workers' compensation physician after suffering one of these kinds of injuries is one of the single best things you can do to get to address the root of the issue and get back on the road to recovery.
Get Back to Work Faster
Because a chiropractor doesn't treat symptoms, but the actual cause of the injury, healing is often expedited. When you heal faster, you get back to work quicker. Chiropractors also focus on relieving inflammation, which encourages the body's natural healing capabilities. With both your chiropractor and your body working to support recovery, a return to work--and normalcy--is that much quicker.
Seeing a chiropractor as one of your workers' compensation physicians tends to be more cost-effective in the long run. By targeting the source of the injury, many patients won't require long-term treatment plans, months or years of regular doctor visits, or expensive medications. Workers' comp insurance providers prefer a short, intensive treatment period rather than one that takes up considerable time and money.
A Flexible Way to Heal
Chiropractic care takes a "whole body" approach to healing. This makes it an ideal treatment not just for a couple of different kinds of injuries, but for an array that can severely limit workers' abilities to live, work, and lead pain-free lives. For example, if you experienced a lower-back muscle strain after lifting a heavy object at work, and as a result, now suffer extreme back pain, leg pain, and neck pain, all of those issues can be addressed at a chiropractor's office. There's no need for multiple visits to different doctors; consider chiropractic care as a one-stop shop for your health and healing.
Visiting a chiropractor as part of your recovery from a work injury will have you out of pain and back at work in no time. The workers' compensation physicians at Evergreen Pain Management & Rehabilitation Center in Lorain County, Ohio, offer comprehensive chiropractic care, pain management, physical therapy, and a variety of other services. Get to the root of your work injury, and set up an appointment today by calling (440) 240-9111, visiting their website, or messaging them on Twitter.