6 Reasons You Should See a Chiropractor for Work Injuries

Chiropractic is great for a lot of different health issues, and the latest scientific research shows that chiropractic is also a fantastic way to help employees prevent work injuries and recover quickly if they have been injured.

Here’s what the latest studies show:

  1. Chiropractic cuts healthcare costs for employees. A study from 2012 found that when employees visit a chiropractor, they spend less money on health care.
  2. Musculoskeletal pain is the largest cause of lost work time. And chiropractic is the best way to recover from back pain, neck pain, or sciatica.
  3. Chiropractic actually helps prevent work disability. Employees in Minnesota were surveyed and researchers found that chiropractic patients were half as likely to miss work as were medical patients.
  4. Chiropractic patients miss fewer days of work than medical patients. Lost time from work costs the US $61 billion a year, and chiropractic helps get people back on the job quicker.
  5. Pain drugs increase the chance of disability. Chiropractic works naturally, without risky drugs or surgery.
  6. Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive strain injuries (like carpal tunnel syndrome) are a common problem in factory workers or people who use a keyboard all day.

If you’ve been injured on the job or suffer from chronic pain that interferes with your ability to work, chiropractic can help! Learn more about the benefits of chiropractic and give us a call today to see how we can help you recover.

References

Krause CA, et al. Value of chiropractic services at an off-site health center. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2012; 54(8):917-21.

The 2013 Council for Disability Awareness Long-term Disability Claims Review. Council for Disability Awareness.

Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R. Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 53(4): 396-404.

Thousands of Minnesotans with back and neck pain don’t seek treatment. ChiroCare. Press Release. June 13, 2013.

Asworth J, et al. Opioid use among low back pain patients in primary care: Is opioid prescription associated with disability at 6 month follow-up? Pain 2013.

De-la-llave-Rincon, A. Response of pain intensity to soft tissue mobilization and neurodynamic technique: a series of 18 patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012; doi:10.1016.