Treating a Work Injury
Work injuries can have long-lasting repercussions, especially if they are severe enough to prevent you from working for several weeks. You will need to seek medical treatment immediately if you plan to fill out a Workers' Compensation claim. If you have been injured on the job and you live in or around Tallahassee, contact our team at Magnolia Wellness Center. Contacting one of our chiropractors within a few hours of the injury is the best way to ensure that your claim is approved. Immediately after the injury occurs, document everything you can. Take pictures of the area so you can show what actually happened.
Types of Work-Related Injuries
Work-related injuries take many forms. Whiplash is very common, especially in slip and fall accidents. Dislocated joints and torn tendons or ligaments are also quite common. Tendonitis is one of the most reported work-related injuries. It is the result of repeating the same motions over and over again. The best treatment for this type of injury is to stop making the motions that are aggravating the injury. Braces may be worn to limit the amount of movement, but they may not prevent the injury from becoming worse.
Working with Our Chiropractors
After receiving a work-related injury, it is up to you to work with the chiropractor so you can be sure that your Workers' Compensation claim is approved. After you have been evaluated, the chiropractor will create a customized treatment plan that will help you get back to work as soon as possible. Throughout the process, we will adjust your treatment plan and maintain detailed documentation for your Workers' Compensation claim.
When you return to work, it is important to learn how to work safer and help your employer create a safer, more productive work environment. Take any safety classes that are offered and always wear any safety equipment that is provided by your employer. We can also help with some adjustments to your work ergonomics to avoid repetitive stress injuries from recurring.
Visit Magnolia Wellness Center in Tallahassee, FL
Our chiropractors at Magnolia Wellness Center provide quality care for a wide array of injuries and conditions. If you have been injured on or off the job and are considering chiropractic care for pain relief, contact our team at Magnolia Wellness Center. We will help you complete any Workers' Compensation paperwork that may be required and will help you stay on track until your claim is closed. Call our team today at (850) 656-6606 to schedule an appointment at Magnolia Wellness Center.