While there are a lot of injuries that worker’s compensation covers, there may be a few that you put up with on a daily basis because you don’t realize that you can get relief. You may also not realize that a chiropractor can help with these injuries and your first option doesn’t have to be medication or surgery. If you have noticed the signs that you have any of these injuries and have experienced them while on the job, you may be able to cover lost wages and chiropractic care expenses through workers compensation. Here are just a few of the common injuries that you may experience.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is a common injury that workers compensation covers, and can be caused by a range of motions that you make in the day at the office, on the construction site, or almost any workspace. In some cases, you may be required to do heavy lifting that you wouldn’t normally perform. In other instances, lower back pain is caused by repetitive motions such as lifting items over your head for the duration of the day.
When a chiropractor gives you a physical exam, we make sure that we don’t just address the area that the pain is coming from, but we look at the whole body to ensure we don’t gloss over the issue. Back pain can be the result of spinal subluxation, and you may need to address areas beyond the back such as the neck.
A shoulder strain is another common injury that workers compensation can help with. It’s caused by a variety of motions and it can impact you in many ways. Whether your range of motion has suffered or you have begun to feel chronic pain, a chiropractor will apply techniques that get to the root of the problem so that your body begins to heal.
If you work on a computer all day, then you may suffer from carpal tunnel. Workers compensation professionals are familiar with this common injury that is caused by repetitive motions, and a chiropractor helps relieve the pain and strengthen your body so that you can enjoy your quality of life again.
Whether you sit at a desk on a computer for the duration of the day or you are moving about lifting heavy items, workers compensation can help ease the financial burden and chiropractor can help with the wellness.