Did you know that for an injured worker who first presents to a medical doctor, the likelihood of undergoing back surgery is 43%...! With all factors being equal, those that first present to a chiropractor have a 1.5% chance of undergoing surgery.
43% vs. 1.5% - that is a HUGE difference!
Chiropractic is an excellent means of treating workers compensation injuries. If you've been injured on the job, don't delay getting the treatment you need! A chiropractor can be your primary treating physician so there's typically no need to see a medical doctor unless you choose to and most injured workers are able to choose their own care team - without influence from the employer.
When dealing with overuse/repetitive use injuries from work, Dr. Smith is a professional at dealing with underlying issues that potentially could be missed by other providers as she looks at the mechanics and tries to get to the root cause of the injury. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with something for a long period of time!
In addition to being professionals at uncovering underlying issues, chiropractors handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery - however, if it is determined that our services alone are not enough to treat your injuries, we will refer you to another professional that can provide a consultation.
If you've been injured at work, make sure to go see a chiropractor for an initial consultation.