Work and auto accidents
Chiropractic Care for Workplace Injuries
Workers Compensation injury victims often benefit from the care of a chiropractor following an accident. If you have been injured in a workplace mishap, you likely sought immediate medical attention to check for and treat bodily trauma, such as broken bones, contusions, abrasions, organ damage, internal bleeding, hemorrhaging and loss of fluids. However, medical doctors typically do not provide treatment for neck pain, back pain or muscle injuries, which can cause ongoing pain and complications when left untreated. Our chiropractor, Dr. Michael Taylor, DC has extensive experience in diagnosing, treating and preventing such injuries.
Chicago Workers Compensation Injuries
Chicago companies, along with employers in other U.S. cities, report more musculoskeletal injuries than other types of injuries suffered in the workplace each year. Following an accident, workers most commonly suffer from back pain, headaches, numbness and muscle stiffness, which in turn could affect job performance for many years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, sprains and strains – specifically those in the back – account for the majority of work-related injuries.
At our facility can provide complete care for workplace injuries to help employees recover and return to work with as few complications as possible. Dr. Taylor, DC and his staff have extensive experience treating neck pain, back pain, shoulder and knee pain and other complications that arise from work-related injuries. Chiropractic care and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation has proven quite successful in helping workers compensation claimants achieve full recovery and reduce pain.
Furthermore, at our clinic, we not only treat musculoskeletal workplace injuries, but we can also help prevent them. When employees complete regular consultations and adjustments at our office, we can reduce the likelihood of a future workplace injury, as well as further workers compensation claims.
Once you recover from your injury, we can provide the ongoing care you need to stay healthy. We can provide regular adjustments and certified massage therapists to help you maintain your health to prevent future injuries. Regarding payment, our office is willing to work with you to achieve the health benefits you deserve without straining your finances. If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, we’ll accept payment from your Employer’s workers compensation plans. However, please don’t suffer for lack of personal health insurance or ability to pay up front. Despite the affordability of chiropractic care, if necessary, we can customize a flexible ----payment plan to help you get the care you need.
AUTO ACCIDENT CARE
Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Chiropractor?
A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first. That way the findings from your exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.
Q: What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
A: Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: “The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants.” In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle.
Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
A: No, only in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for his care as he goes. Our office provides care “on credit” when patients are represented by an attorney. Some car insurance policies have what is called “Med Pay.” This means that medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. My office can assist you in obtaining this information.