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Workers Compensation Chiropractor

Workers Compensation
Workers’ Compensation Chiropractor In Virginia, Maryland, & Washington D.C – 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:

  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Massage Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Spinal Decompression

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.

 

Back Massage
Relief Care

Relief care focuses solely on relieving the pain symptoms from your auto accident injury. During relief care only chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy are used. The goal of this phase is to minimize your symptoms from your injuries through noninvasive methods. During this stage our priority is to reduce pain and get patients to a point where they can do normal activities with ease.

The most common problem we see is that once pain symptoms have been reduced most patients stop coming, assuming they are better. However, pain is not the best indication of injury, so once they stop coming the pain often returns. Therefore, it is important to note that you might still be injured even if you are not experiencing pain. It is important to stick with the treatment plan your auto accident chiropractor has designed for you all the way through to the end.

Back Massage
Corrective Care

During corrective care physical therapy begins. The primary focus of corrective care is to increase function and capacity for your daily activities through active rehabilitation. The exercises during physical therapy are aimed at restoring the strength of muscles, stabilizing your posture, increasing range of motion, and reeducating your muscles.

Physical Therapy is an important part of rehabilitating injury, so it is important to complete the exercises your auto accident chiropractors assigns you. However, more important than doing the exercises is doing the exercise correctly. Incorrectly doing techniques might exacerbate your injury, make it worse, or even cause a different injury. This is why our auto accident chiropractors at RxWellness recommend waiting until after a few visits before attempting exercise on your own. We want to make sure you are doing them correctly or not at all. This is the only way to get the most out of your treatment plan.

Back Massage
Maintenance

Once you have completed the first two stages you should schedule periodic visits to maintain the optimal function you’ve regained. Routine spinal checkups and adjustments ensure that you don’t regress.

This is probably the most important stage because it requires the most commitment. Once your injury is fully healed, you might think you never need to visit a chiropractor again. However, staying actively involved in your wellness and doing routine appointments is the best way to stay pain-free long term.

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Insurance

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. For private company workers, we accept claims from all corporate-sponsored Worker’s Compensation Insurance plans. For Federal workers, we have been credentialed with the Department of Labor’s Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP) to provide care.

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, 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 (703) 904-9666, press option for the location of choice. You can also schedule your consultation online.

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.

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If you have additional questions or want to book a consultation, Give one of our RxWellness clinics a call at (703) 904-9666 or Book an Appointment Online