Auto Accidents, Workman’s Comp and Sports Related Injuries
Chiropractors have long been dedicated to delivering the safest and most effective healing methods for their patients. Scientific evidence supports chiropractic adjustments as safe, effective and an appropriate choice for patients with many common forms of neck pain and headaches. Chiropractic health care has an impressive array of studies which support and prove the effectiveness of chiropractic care in a variety of different health ailments and many more studies are currently underway.
Chiropractic – A Clear For Back Pain No Contest!
Many of these studies have been done not only by chiropractors, but by other health care professionals as well, including federal government studies of various countries.
So, how do chiropractors treat patients after an auto accident injury, work injury, or sports injury? In an accident, muscle, ligament, and tendon damage results from the violent movement of the body along with trauma from impacts. Many traditional medical treatments focus on obvious injuries while assuming that surrounding soft tissues will heal on their own.
In many cases, this is true because the body is an amazing healing machine, but often, back pain, neck pain, and headaches can emerge weeks and months after an accident when the body healing response compensates for misalignment and scar tissue. When underlying structural issues go unresolved, the body rebuilds an injured area with built-in potential for long-term pain and limited function. Old injuries can often be the underlying cause of sciatica or worsen existing chronic conditions.
Your back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from your neck to your pelvis. Back injuries can result from sports injuries, work around the house, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries and back pain.
Chiropractic Gets Injured Workers Back To Work FAST!
More than 85 per cent of the working population will experience back-related injuries or conditions.
Many workers’ compensation studies have shown chiropractic care to be superior to medical care in the treatment of on the job back injuries. Chiropractors have been able to get their patients out of pain and back to work faster and with lower treatment costs. For employers, this means that increased use of chiropractic care can reduce premium costs for benefits and contribute to improved productivity.
Injury in the workplace, following an auto accident or at home can be a serious matter. For your health and well-being, do not assume that immediate freedom from back pain or neck pain after an accident means you are fine. Too often, auto accident victims suffer ongoing symptoms years after the auto accident injury and insurance claims have been settled.
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.
Chiropractic Is A Cost-Effective Option For Injured Workers
The Third Most Widely Read Medical Journal Finds Chiropractic A Winner In Low Back Pain
The use, complications, and efficacy of spinal manipulation for low back pain was reviewed in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the third most widely read medical journal. The article concluded that spinal manipulation clearly helps patients with uncomplicated, acute low back pain.
The Mange Report – back to work, and fast!
As the largest existing analysis of scientific literature on low back pain, the 1993 Ontario Ministry of Health commissioned study drew international attention when it recommended the management of low back pain be moved from medical doctors to chiropractic doctors.
According to this Canadian government commissioned study, “Injured workers … diagnosed with low-back pain returned to work much sooner when treated by chiropractors than by physicians.”
Do you need to know more? Find out for yourself the enormous benefits of Chiropractic care if you have an injury of any kind. You’ll be glad you did!