WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND WORK INJURY MORA, MN
Mora Chiropractic Clinic Treating Workplace Injuries and Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Work Injury Rehabilitation
Did you know that if you are injured on the job, by Minnesota State law you are likely entitle to monetary and medical benefits that will cover your Chiropractic treatment? In fact, according to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry:
All employers are required by Minnesota Statutes, section 176.181, subdivision 2, to either purchase Workers' Compensation insurance to provide benefits to their employees for work-related injuries or obtain approval from the Minnesota Department of Commerce permitting self-insurance upon proof of the employer's financial ability to do so. There is no minimum number of employees an employer must have before insurance is required; therefore, an employer with only one part-time employee generally must provide coverage.
Work related injuries are among the most common conditions treated by the Chiropractors at the Mora Chiropractic Clinic. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, neck and back pain from working at a desk or in a factory, and shoulder injuries are just a few of the daily conditions we successfully treat. This means you can get back on the job sooner and suffer less loss of income. If you’ve been injured on the job, or even have an active Workers’ Compensation claim, give the Mora Chiropractic Clinic a call at (320) 679 – 1133 and see what treatment options are available to you today.
Why Visit a Chiropractor for Workers Compensation?
Chiropractors are trained experts in identifying the underlying cause of your work injury pain. Finding this underlying cause will oftentimes make the difference between chronic lifelong pain and regaining your optimal health. Additionally, Chiropractors are able to treat your condition without the need of potentially harmful and addictive medications or invasive surgery. What’s more, Chiropractors are specialists in treating conditions related to your musculoskeletal and neuromusculoskeletal systems.
At the Mora Chiropractic Clinic, our Chiropractors are Certified Industrial Consultants adding to their expertise in treating workplace injuries.
Many work-related injuries involve tearing, stretching, straining, or spraining your tissues caused by misalignments which then result in either localized or referral symptoms. Chiropractors will restore proper alignment of your bones by performing gentle and pain-free adjustments. In fact, according to studies in Minnesota, Chiropractic patients return to work sooner at 10 times lower costs than non-Chiropractic patients suffering from back injuries.
Work Injury - Causes and Risk Factors
When it comes to personal injury and work-related injuries, there are many varying factors that come into play. These include:
Overextension while bending or reaching
Blunt force trauma
Falling on hard surfaces
Prolonged poor posture while sitting at a desk
Repetitive stress injuries including prolonged exertion or forceful use of the hands causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Improper and frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling causing low back pain
Fortunately, Chiropractic is both cost-effective and proven effective in treating Workers’ Compensation conditions. Among the conditions that our Chiropractors in Mora can treat if you find yourself injured on the job are: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, back injuries, neck injuries, rotator cuff problems, numbness and tingling in the limbs, tendinitis, arthritis, headaches and more. If however, you find yourself in an environment where you may be prone to these previous risk factors, take preventative measures.
Tips for Prevention of Work Injures
Workplace injuries are very costly both to the employer and to the employee who suffers physical and financial stress. In many cases, injuries sustained while at work may be preventable or at the very least reduced. A few useful tips to ensure you’re doing everything you can to mitigate a workplace injury include:
Ergonomics. Use proper ergonomics while working at your desk or station. Set up your surrounding work station to minimize the unnecessary demands and forces on your body and to maximize proper posture.
Lifting Techniques. Always use proper lifting techniques when lifting objects. Always bend with the knees and lift with the legs. Never bend, twist, and lift with your back.
Housekeeping. Keep your workplace organized and clean. This will reduce the risk of slips and falls for yourself and your coworkers.
Be Informed. Know the hazards and risks of your particular work environment. Every job has its own potential dangers. If your Chiropractor is an Industrial Consultant, they may be able to give some additional useful pointers to use at work.
Stress. Keep your workplace stress in check. When we become stressed, we become more susceptible to illness and injuries. Always strive for a healthy work-life balance.
Attire. Wear protective clothing and gear when necessary.
Education. Encourage your employer to provide workplace education on potential dangers and injuries. This investment in education will save you and your employer a lot of money in Workers’ Compensation claims.
Using these tips will hopefully keep you and employees safe on the job. The benefits of seeing a Chiropractor to treat a work injury are many, but include increased productivity, a more positive attitude, and reduced stress. If however, you do become injured due to work-related activities, don't increase your risk of suffering lifelong complications by delaying treatment. Call the Mora Chiropractic Clinic at (320) 679 – 1133 and have our expert Chiropractors get you back to optimal health today.