Worker's Compensation Chiropractor
Research shows that work-related injuries are responsible for billions of dollars each year in loss of productivity, wages, medical costs, employer costs, and cause millions of lost workdays each year. This research reveals that the most common cause of lost work time in those younger than 45 is back pain.
Chiropractic care has become one of the leading treatments for these types of work place injuries. Studies also show a significant decrease in the cost of care in those treated by chiropractors than compared to those treated primarily by a medical doctor. The duration of disability is also decreased when chiropractic care is involved. Workers treated with chiropractic are able to return to work much sooner and have a lower incidence of recurring back pain as well.
The following is a list of common causes of back-related work place injuries and Worker's Comp Claims:
- Improper lifting technique
- Repetitive use injuries
Other common mechanisms that cause workplace injury are:
- Falling from a high level
- Being struck by an object
- Tripping or slipping
- Motorized vehicle accidents
- Being caught or compressed in mechanical equipment
- Contact with dangerous chemicals
- Contact with extreme temperatures
Chiropractors have some of the best training when it comes to dealing with mechanical injuries in the body. They use a variety of adjustment and therapy techniques to decrease inflammation, improve function and mobility and prevent further injury. At Gallatin Valley Chiropractic, we use a combination of spinal manipulation and soft tissue techniques, ideal for returning our workers to the workplace in the least amount of time and ensuring an effective, long-lasting recovery.
If you have experienced an injury while at work, pay a visit to Gallatin Valley Chiropractic to assess for spinal injury or misalignment as a result of your accident, and to get you on the road to recovery!!