Workers’ Compensation Chiropractor In Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring & Surrounding Cities. – RxWellness Spine & Health
The best thing to do after sustaining an injury at work is to pick up the phone and immediately make an appointment to receive a full consultation from a qualified chiropractic professional. It is also very important to file an official claim for workers’ compensation, and contact the RxWellness Rockville team so we can help you document your entire treatment process. Roughly, 540 Americans are injured at work every second, according to the national safety council, that’s about 7 million workplace-related injuries a year. Maryland is responsible for about 2% of that reported number, which is about 90,000 residents.
After being exposed to intense trauma, symptoms may not show up immediately. Some people may not even experience symptoms until a few days or a few weeks after the initial impact. Keep in mind that pain is not a good indication of injury, and sometimes injuries become painful after they have had time to get worse. This is why it is so important to seek professional help from the doctors at RxWellness Rockville and file a workers’ compensation claim immediately.
Once you complete your consultation, the doctor will design a treatment plan for you. Your treatment plan will depend on your injury, the intensity, and your level of pain. The doctor will go as slow as needed, especially if you are in a lot of pain. The purpose of the first visit is to reduce pain by whatever margin we can achieve. The doctor will recommend treatments based on information from the consultation and the examination. Some treatments the chiropractor might recommend are:
When you create a workers’ compensation case, the RxWellness Rockville team will do everything possible to help you receive full compensation from the parties responsible. We will document your entire recovery process from your very first visit to your full recovery. We will deal with all the paperwork, and keep a detailed case for the insurance company or your lawyer. We want to make sure that the only thing you are concerned with is recovery.
At RxWellness Spine & Health-Rockville, we break down your care into three simple stages: relief care, recovery care, and maintenance care.
1. Relief Care: Relief care focuses solely on relieving the pain symptoms from your injury. During relief care, only chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy may be used. The goal of this phase is to minimize the symptoms of your injuries through drug-free non-invasive methods. At this stage, the goal is to stop the pain and get you feeling better than you did the day before.
2. Corrective Care: The goal of corrective care is to heal the injury, not just stop the pain. Oftentimes, once people move to this stage they stop going to their appointments because they are no longer in pain; however, because the injury is not properly healed, the pain often returns. The most important thing to do during this stage is stick to the treatment plan your doctor recommended, and continue going to your appointments even if you are not experiencing pain. Just remember that pain is not a good indicator of injury, as it is often the last to appear and the first to go.
3. Maintenance: Once the doctor has helped you fully heal your initial injury, you will move into the maintenance care stage. Maintenance care consists of periodic appointments that help keep everything aligned and functioning in its proper position. As you go through the day, things will shift and move out of their proper alignment, but maintenance care aims to correct this and keep everything where it should be.
Our Workers’ Compensation Treatment
Our workers’ compensation treatment program is individualized and specific to our patient’s needs. When you arrive at your consultation, you will discuss all your areas of concern, receive a full chiropractic exam, and then the doctor will create a special program designed to help you achieve the most results with the shortest possible recovery time.
Chiropractic care is very effective at healing workers’ compensation injuries like strains, sprains, or fractures. At RxWellness Spine & Health- Rockville, the chiropractor works very closely with the massage therapist to help patients achieve the most results from their treatment session. Some injuries may cause the body to be pulled out of alignment, so the chiropractor might have to perform adjustments to correct misalignment.
After receiving an adjustment, the doctor may also direct the massage therapist to perform soft tissue work on specific areas. Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue work create a very effective combination for recovery, and many patients feel an improvement after the first session. Depending on your injury and level of pain, the doctor may not decide to do either on the first visit. Whatever treatment is recommended for you will depend on the information obtained during the initial consultation and the observed results of the follow-up appointment.
At RxWellness Rockville, we believe in treating the whole person, not just their list of presented symptoms. The goal of chiropractic care is to uncover the root cause of your pain and heal it. Once the injury is healed, the pain symptoms will subside. We will help properly align any misalignments, and help you maintain your optimal healthy position through re-education of the muscles.
We focus on drug-free non-invasive chiropractic care to help heal the damages of workplace-related injuries in the shortest possible time frame. At our RxWellness Rockville treatment center, we provide immediate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the affected area. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be very stressful, but we are here to guide you through the entire process and make things as simple for you as possible.
When you work with RxWellness Rockville, our expert chiropractic team will work with the insurance companies to make sure your claims are processed through the correct channels. We will collect your workers’ compensation claim number and submit all necessary information to the insurance company on your behalf. Your top priority is to focus on recovery, not stressful paperwork. The party responsible for your injury should also be held responsible for your compensation, so we will correspond with the insurance company and the lawyers on your behalf. We accept claims from the following insurance providers and gladly accept assignment:
- State Farm
- Met Life
- Elephant Insurance
- Erie Insurance
For a complete list of the insurance providers we accept or to discuss any insurance-related questions, call our office at 703-904-9666.
After you consult with the qualified chiropractic professionals at RxWellness Spine & Health- Rockville, you can start treatment immediately, if appropriate. The most important step in a successful recovery process is being proactive and getting examined and treated right away. Take control of your recovery and visit our clinic to assess any workplace-related injury and let us help you start your journey to a full recovery.
To learn more about what you can expect when seeking chiropractic treatment for a workplace injury, and on filing a workers’ compensation claim give us a call at 240-556-5721. You can also schedule your consultation online for our Rockville office located at 15001 Shady Grove Rd. Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850.
Workers’ Compensation FAQs
Should I go to the hospital after sustaining a workplace injury?
It is always a good idea to get checked out by a qualified professional after sustaining any type of workplace injury, regardless of if you believe it to be mild or severe. At the emergency room, they can check for broken bones, sprains, strains, or fractures. After visiting the energy room, be sure to do a follow-up with your local workers’ compensation chiropractor for a more specialized evaluation of potential soft tissue damages and misalignments.
Is it normal to feel sore after a workplace injury?
Yes, soreness is often reported after a slip and fall or after an impact with a heavy object or equipment. It is often a symptom of soft tissue damage, and you should schedule an appointment with your local workers’ compensation chiropractor as soon as possible to avoid long-term pain and discomfort to your spine and muscles.
Why should I see a chiropractor after sustaining a workplace injury?
Pain is not a good indicator of injury, and may sometimes take hours or days to develop after the initial impact. And if you do not realize you have been injured, you may unknowingly make it worse.
Why am I experiencing back pain after sustaining a workplace injury?
Oftentimes a fall or sudden impact from a heavy object can cause the spine, hips, or shoulders to be pulled out of alignment. The misalignment can cause tremendous amounts of pain and discomfort along your spine, neck, or other areas of the body. A qualified workers’ compensation chiropractor can treat the symptoms, correct the misalignment, and heal the injury.
How am I going to pay for all my medical bills?
If you are injured at work then your employer is responsible for covering the cost of the treatments necessary for your recovery. Therefore, no money will come out of your missed work and sustained injury. Bring the claim number to your first appointment and the RxWellness Rockville team will help you process your claim, so you can focus on recovery. If you have questions about your claim or would like to schedule a consultation for your workers’ compensation case call 240-556-5721 and our friendly staff will assist you.