It’s no secret that work accidents can cause serious, life-altering injuries. One of the types of care that is commonly recommended for injured workers in chiropractic care. This article, provided by the Hell’s Kitchen workers’ comp attorneys at The Disability Guys, discussed what chiropractic care is, who invented it, and how it can benefit injured workers.

Who Was The First Chiropractor?

It can be argued that chiropractic care has existed in some form for as long as humans have been treating injuries. For thousands of years, physicians understood that manipulating the spine or other parts of the body could provide a patient with relief. However, the first person to call themselves a chiropractor was Daniel David Palmer.

Palmer opened the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1897, two years after he helped a janitor in his building with an alignment issue in his spine. Palmer believed that many medical conditions could be treated and improved through proper alignment and was fascinated by the musculoskeletal system.

Today, chiropractors must undergo rigorous training and pass various board administered tests in order to be licensed to practice.

Why Should I Consider Seeing A Chiropractor?

If you’ve been hurt on the job, chiropractic care can help by:

  • strengthening musclesIntersection in Hell's Kitchen near workers' comp law firm.
  • improving balance
  • improving mobility
  • reducing pain
  • improving sleep

Typically, most chiropractic patients report that relief is felt immediately after an adjustment.

Are There Side Effects?

No, there are no negative side effects to chiropractic care. At most, patients report feeling muscle soreness, like one would experience after a workout.

What Work Injuries Are Treated By Chiropractors?

The most common work injuries that chiropractors treat include:

  • ACL tear
  • shoulder injuries
  • neck injury
  • muscle sprain and strains
  • back injury
  • knee injury

I’m Already Seeing A Doctor – If I See A Chiropractor Should I Stop Going?

Chiropractors work with other physicians to create the best medical plan for their patients. Many adjustments are made with past or future medical treatments in mind. Additionally, chiropractors do not prescribe medications and may require that you have additional testing with another physician to confirm their diagnosis.

Never stop medical care without first consulting all of your treating physicians.

Chiropractors In And Near Hell’s Kitchen

Everest Chiropractor
415 W 57th St Suite B/C,
New York, NY 10019
(646) 688-5772

Gotham Healing Arts
415 W 57th St B,
New York, NY 10019
(212) 246-0030

Hell’s Kitchen 43rd Street Chiropractic
311 W 43rd St,
New York, NY 10036
(212) 315-1412

West Side Chiro and Rehab
311 W 43rd St #1101,
New York, NY 10036
(212) 315-1412

The Hell’s Kitchen work injury law firm, The Disability Guys, hopes this article on chiropractic care has helped to answer some of the questions that you may have.