With any workers’ compensation case, it’s your top priority to assist your clients to the fullest degree possible. While there is plenty of paperwork to file and compensation to secure, ensuring your client receives the proper medical attention is paramount. In many cases, a standard prescription of medication and physical therapy isn’t enough to result in proper healing. That’s where Irondequoit Chiropractic Center can help.
Addressing More than Symptoms
Regardless of how they were injured on the job, your clients need more than a quick fix. Many of the patients we treat involved in workers’ compensation cases only find temporary relief for their back or neck injury from medication and physical therapy. This is due to the inflammation and joint restriction associated with their injuries, which can cause the body to heal improperly if physical therapy is used too soon. Medication only temporarily treats pain, rather than addressing its root cause.
Instead of masking the symptoms, Irondequoit Chiropractic Center gets to the root of the problem. Through a complete analysis of the patient’s medical history and neuromusculoskeletal examinations, and when appropriate NCV/EMG* testing, we can develop an appropriate treatment plan. Reducing inflammation, making soft tissues more elastic, and allowing joints to move normally again must be accomplished for more complete healing after a back injury before physical therapy is considered.
Getting Clients Back to Work
A more efficient recovery is just one benefit of referring your workers’ compensation clients to Irondequoit Chiropractic Center. After their initial appointment, we’ll provide you and your client with a detailed report outlining our diagnosis, intended treatments, considerations for home care and dietary suggestions. Your clients will also access their prescribed therapeutic exercises through our online portal, where video demonstrations of each are available.
Our support for your client extends beyond their chiropractic treatment plan. Our strong network of doctors and lawyers appreciate our efforts to return patients to work as quickly and comfortably as possible. We will provide them with dynamic medical equipment such as braces, lumbar and cervical distraction, belts and electrical muscle stimulation units such as a TENS unit or other appropriate device that will aid in their recovery. We’ll also work with the patient’s employer to ensure they have the accommodations they need, such as a standing desk, preventing further aggravation to their injuries allowing them to return to work as quickly as possible.
While it is always recommended that serious or life-threatening injuries be immediately addressed at the emergency room, your client should visit a chiropractor as soon as possible after a back or neck injury. Waiting any longer can cause even more damage, as muscles degenerate and tighten without the proper attention. And the longer they wait, the longer their joints will be locked in place, meaning an even longer road to recovery.
For over 20 years, our chiropractors and massage therapists have supported the proper healing of countless workers’ compensation patients. Our dedicated workers’ compensation team has the experience to make the process as easy as possible. From our knowledge of paperwork requirements and deadlines to assistance in securing reimbursements for mileage and out-of-pocket expenses, it’s hard to find a chiropractic office as well-versed in workers’ compensation. We welcome referrals from doctors and lawyers across Rochester and the surrounding areas. For more information, contact Irondequoit Chiropractic Center today.
* An NCV is a nerve conduction velocity test, also known as a nerve conduction test. It is used to assess nerve damage and dysfunction by measuring how quickly electrical signals move through your peripheral nerves outside your brain and along your spinal cord. This will help differentiate between an injury to the nerve, the surrounding myelin sheath as well as define if the nerve injury has affected the muscles.
An EMG (electromyography test) is many times performed along with an NCV test and records the electrical signals moving through your muscles. This test helps detect the presence, location and extent of any disease that may damage the nerves and muscles.