Those who are injured on the job may need more than just emergency medical treatment to tend to their injuries. They may have ongoing issues that require treatment for the long-term including different kinds of therapies. Depending on the injury and the extent of the injury, a patient may need physical therapy and chiropractic care in order to return to their pre-injury state.
It is estimated that 90% of work-related injuries affect the back and neck regions of the body. Those experiencing chronic issues with neck and back pain will typically miss more work and require more medical care than other types of injuries. Repetitive injuries are also commonplace among workers.
Chiropractic treatment can be instrumental in getting a worker’s health back to normal so they can return to work in a relatively short period of time. Chiropractic rehabilitation can certainly be a solution to consider when pain is chronic. If workers are not rehabilitated after a work-related injury, there is a great likelihood the same injury can happen over and over again until the worker can no longer stay active.
Workers compensation benefits cover medical care related to the injuries a worker sustains on the job and a new bill proposed in New York may allow for chiropractic care coverage if it is passed. This can greatly decrease the amount of time injured workers are out of work due to injuries especially to the back and neck area.