If you have been injured on the job, you may think you can only be treated by a doctor, however, if you have sustained back or shoulder injuries, you are legally allowed to seek treatment from a chiropractor. This may leave you wondering what the benefits are to seeking treatment with a chiropractor versus a doctor for workplace injuries. Here are a few of those benefits:
1. Chiropractic Care is Less Invasive Than Medical Treatment
One of the benefits of seeking treatment with a chiropractor for workplace injuries is that chiropractic care is typically less invasive than many different types of medical treatment. Chiropractic care typically consists of neck adjustments, back adjustments, spinal manipulation, physical therapy, and massage services. These treatments help you to heal without needing shots to manage your pain or surgical intervention. This helps you to heal faster and reduces the risk of side effects, such as infection, that go along with more invasive treatments.
2. Chiropractors Do Not Treat Using Prescription Medications
Another benefit of working with a chiropractor instead of a doctor for a workplace injury is that chiropractors do not prescribe prescription medications. When you are injured and go to the doctor, he or she will likely prescribe prescription medication(s) during your visit. While the medications may help ease some of the pain you are experiencing, they will typically not help you fully heal; they only temporarily disguise the pain. And worse, they come with a host of side effects, which may make you feel even worse. Because of this, some people do not want to take prescription pain medications. If you are one of these people, it may be beneficial to you to seek treatment with a chiropractor.
3. Chiropractic Treatment Heals and Strengthens the Affected Area
The last benefit to seeking treatment with a chiropractor for a workplace injury is that chiropractic care helps to heal and strengthen the injured part of your body. Strengthening the affected area helps you heal faster, regain as much of your pre-injury range of motion as possible, and helps to prevent injuries to the affected area in the future. Unfortunately, many of the techniques used by medical professionals help to minimize your pain, not necessarily heal the affected area, however chiropractic care heals and strengthens your injured body part.
Have you sustained a workplace injury? If so, chiropractic care may be beneficial to you. Contact Twin Cities Chiropractic at (651) 224-1921 today to schedule your appointment.