Workman's Compensation Information Provided by Your Klamath Falls OR Chiropractor
Worker's compensation is a term used to describe injuries that workers endure at the workplace that tend to lead to financial compensation. Although we don't handle the legal aspect at Advanced Chiropractic, serving Klamath Falls, OR and the surrounding area, we do help our patients heal and hopefully return to work functioning as they did prior to the incident.
Common Types of Work-related Injuries
You could injure your back and possibly strain or sprain soft tissue. It's possible for you to slip or rupture a disc from falling. You could even hurt the sensitive discs in your back from lifting something improperly. Another common back injury occurs when damage nerves.
Not all work-related injuries happen as a result of injuries. In many cases, the injury happens over time from repetitive strain such as performing the same tasks over and over again. On the other hand, even sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause both neck and back issues.
How We Diagnose the Problem
In order to diagnose the problem, we start by gathering a thorough medical history. That allows us to determine the cause of the problem in terms of your work and lifestyle. We also take into consideration any medical problems you have that could contribute to the problem. Additionally, we conduct a physical to determine the problem.
At this point, our chiropractor may perform some type of imaging on your in order to look inside of your body and determine any issues.
How Our Chiropractor Treats the Problem
Our workers comp chiropractor may treat the problem using a chiropractic adjustment. This particular treatment consists of our chiropractor realigning the vertebrae in your back in order to take pressure off of the surrounding tissue and joints. The alignment also promotes blood flow throughout the area, so the injured area receives all the nutrition it needs to heal.
A workman's compensation chiropractor might recommend exercise therapy, which is a treatment where the chiropractor guides you through a series of exercises that gently stretches the injured area. This promotes blood flow and increases function and flexion of the region as well.
Another treatment our chiropractor may utilize is spinal decompression, a treatment where you lie and a table connected to pulleys and other rigging. It slowly and gently stretches your spine to allow your discs room to heal. By taking pressure off of the spine, nutrients reach the area more optimally as well. Our chiropractor might recommend lifestyle changes to help also.