On the job injuries are most commonly sustained in the low back and shoulder joints. The most common approach for these situations in pain medication and a leave of absence from work. Giving the injured area time to heal is beneficial, but is more important to get the body back to a stable functionality in a reasonable amount of time.
Massage and chiropractic, combined with exercise rehabilitation, is an exceptionally successful treatment plan for getting damaged joints and muscles through the healing process. Addressing the injured tissues allows for a faster and more effective recovery.
Proactively, when an establishment adapts a Corporate Wellness program to decrease and prevent Worker’s Comp cases, the levels of risk for injury are placed into 3 categories:
~ No Risk- the employee has no complaints nor any physical findings by the doctor.
~ Low Risk- the employee has no complaints, but the physician’s tests reveal positive findings.
~ High Risk- the employee has complaints and the physician’s tests reveal positive findings.
When a business addresses the employees with low and high risks for injury, the possibility of Workern’s Comp cases are reduced before they have a chance to become an issue.
If you are interested in having a Wellness Program at your place of business, contact Clock Tower Chiropractic at 503-685-9841 for more information.