Auto Accidents, Workman’s Comp and Sports Related Injuries

One of the most common personal injury complaints is neck pain and back pain from sports injuries auto accidents, work injuries and spinal injuries.

Although a spinal cord injury is usually the result of an accident and can happen to anyone, certain factors may predispose you to a higher risk of sustaining a spinal cord injury, including:

  • Being male. Spinal cord injuries affect a disproportionate amount of men. In fact, females account for only about 20 percent of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the United States.
  • Being between the ages of 16 and 30. You’re most likely to suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury if you’re between the ages of 16 and 30. Auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries for people under 65, while falls cause most injuries in older adults.
  • Engaging in risky behavior. Diving into too-shallow water or playing sports without wearing the proper safety gear or taking proper precautions can lead to spinal cord injuries.
  • Having a bone or joint disorder. A relatively minor injury can cause a spinal cord injury if you have another disorder that affects your bones or joints, such as arthritis or osteoporosis.

Everyone Gains When An Injured Worker Is Safely Back On The Job!

Chiropractic care continues to be the top treatment options for work related injuries. Lower back pain and repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, are just two of the more common work related conditions we treat on a regular basis.

  • Industrial injuries result in injury to a worker, both physically and financially
  • Back pain is responsible for more loss of work time and increased medical expenses related to treatment than any other ailment
  • Neck and back injuries account for more than 90% of the injuries occurring at work
  • Chiropractors get injured workers out of pain and back to work fast with lower treatment costs compared to other forms of treatments
  • Everyone gains when an injured worker is safely back on the job

Auto Accidents, Workman’s Comp and Sports Related Injuries

Chiropractors are professionals at uncovering underlying issues in Auto Accidents, Workman’s Comp and Sports Related Injuries. Whether it is a single adjustment or a series of treatment, your chiropractor is one of the best options to get you healing on the right path to recovering from your injury.

Employees may choose their health care provider for treatment of a work-related injury. The Minnesota workers’ compensation statutes entitle an employee to reasonable and necessary medical treatment or supplies to cure or relieve the effect of the work injury. The employer is required to furnish medical treatment as described in Minnesota Statutes 176.135, subd. 1, which includes psychological, chiropractic care, physical therapy, podiatric, surgical and hospital treatment.

Guidelines have been established for some common work-related injuries:  low back pain, neck pain, thoracic back pain, upper extremity disorders and reflex sympathetic dystrophy. The parameters also include broad guidelines that reflect good medical practice that apply to all injuries.