Injuries can happen at any time. You can pull a muscle, rupture a hamstring, or suffer moderate to intense back injury. But any injury sustained on the job requires special attention – worker’s comp care. If you work in a factory, a store, or an office environment, you risk a back injury anytime. At our office, worker’s comp care can address back pain from standing too long or sitting in a chair incorrectly.
Worker’s comp care begins with quality chiropractic care. The best care should target the source of the problem and not just treat the symptoms. You’ll first have a consultation with one of our chiropractors. We’ll ask questions regarding your injury, including location, how it happened, and how it’s affecting your life. We’ll also want to know your overall health and fitness goals.
Your employer or office manager should be able to help you navigate and fill out the paperwork needed to have services covered. They can inform you of your rights under worker’s comp care and answer any other questions.
How Our Workers Comp Care Plan Works
1. Tell Your Story
When you arrive at our brand new, state-of-the-art facility, you’ll be greeted by two of the friendliest faces you’ve ever met. They will assist you with a simple intake form and escort you to one of our comfortable and elegant consultation suites. Then, your very own case manager will sit and listen to your story and document your areas of discomfort and loss. After your consultation is complete, the case manager will introduce you to all of our medical providers, who will individually perform an appropriate exam based on their experience and specialty and then determine what other additional testing, such as X-ray, MRI, CT or Diagnostic Ultrasound will need to be performed. Once completed, we will schedule your follow-up visit, typically within 24-48 hours.
2. Team Meeting
Between your Day 1 and your Day 2 visit, the medical, therapy, and chiropractic teams go into action. We pull together the clinical and intake data, the X-ray imaging, and the orthopedic and neurological testing results and determine a multidisciplinary approach diagnosis, utilizing over 50 years of healthcare experience. This enables every treatment team member to have a say in your unique condition, diagnosis, and purpose for why you want to be healthier. We can then produce a comprehensive and specialized treatment plan that will help you get better faster, address the cause of your painful condition, and effectively stay healthy to enjoy a future quality of life.
3. Accelerated Recovery Program
Our comprehensive program is designed to restore your quality of life efficiently and effectively. We may employ a variety of modalities to accomplish this goal including but not limited to Regenerative Medicine, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Lumbar and Cervical Spinal Decompression, Class 4 Laser Therapy, Radial Pressure Wave, Neurocure, NeuroMed, In-House Active Therapy, Spinal and Extremity Adjustments.
4. Quality & Quantity of Life
At Harbour Medical, our goal is to quickly remove your pain points, address and correct the underlying condition of those areas, and provide you with the simple tools to maintain, preserve, and protect the new and amazing level of function and well-being that translates into your ability to enjoy the moments that give your life purpose and joy.
Common Injuries Sustained From Work Injury in Stuart, FL
Getting injured is something most of us wish to avoid every day. Yet most of us who go to work are prone to injury. Factory jobs where you stand most of the day are the most likely environments with the unwanted side effects of musculoskeletal injuries. This is where worker’s comp care comes in.
Warehouses are another prime example of a situation where these injuries might occur. You can get a spinal injury from incorrectly lifting a box or a heavy object. Most major employers often train teams to lift using their legs rather than their backs.
Some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries incurred at work are:
- Slips, trips, and falls: If you’re working in an area with wet, oily, or icy floors, or a poorly lit area with holes or objects lying around, your risk of injury will increase.
- Injuries from repetition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome: Actions such as typing can be a root cause for this issue. Other repetitive actions, such as constant turning of the wrist, may play a role.
- Muscle strains: Strains can occur in your upper, middle, or lower back due to too much pulling when reaching. Heavy loads can be another culprit.
- Equipment-related injuries: Falling objects or accidents can result in moderate to severe injury and pain.
- Crashes and collisions: If you drive a forklift or operate a motor vehicle, you run the risk of a fatal crash. This can happen when drivers are overworked, exhausted, or intoxicated.
Injuries sustained from a sedentary workplace: Sitting for hours at a time is a potential risk factor for back pain or injury. We recommend that you stand up and stretch to lower your injury risk. You should also be aware of when you’re slouching or slumping over and try to sit up straight at all times.
The most common workplace injuries typically involve your back and spine. Overexertion, straining, and lifting heavy objects can result in injuries to the back and spine. Other contributing factors include unsteady or collapsing work structures, excessive clutter that leads to tripping, or pushing or pulling too much weight at once. Even repetitive work without a break can result in injuries requiring worker’s comp care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a musculoskeletal expert specializing in optimizing the nervous system, the master control system of the body. By removing nerve interference, they help strengthen the brain-body connection to ensure proper communication. When the brain and body can communicate properly, our bodies function optimally, helping to prevent injuries and illness.
Can you receive chiropractic care if you’re pregnant?
Yes. Chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women and has many benefits for a healthy and comfortable pregnancy. The growing baby can also benefit from a mother undergoing chiropractic care.
Is chiropractic care effective and safe?
Yes. Plus, it is a non-invasive natural approach to healthcare.
Why does my spine make a popping sound during treatment?
That popping noise is generally harmless and results from lubricants and gas released by your joints.
Do I need a referral?
It depends on your insurance company. Some require them, and others don’t. It’s best to call your provider for more information.
Can I use chiropractic care to treat carpal tunnel syndrome?
Yes. Chiropractic care can relieve tension on the median nerve, whether the impingement originates in the cervical spine or the carpal tunnel.
Is chiropractic care the same as massage therapy?
A common misconception is that chiropractic care is the same as massage therapy. Both work with muscles, but a chiropractor works with your spine. Massage therapy is an excellent complement to chiropractic care.