In this article we will try to give you brief answers that you may have about workers comp chiropractor benefits in state of Oregon:
According to Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division Workers’ compensation insurance pays for workers’ medical treatment and lost wages on accepted claims when workers suffer work related injuries and illnesses. By law, Oregon employers that have one or more employees, full or part time, must carry workers’ compensation insurance or be self-insured. Workers’ compensation insurance not only protects workers, but also protects employers by shielding them from liability lawsuits that might result from work-related injuries or illnesses.
Does Workers Comp Cover Chiropractic?
Workplace injuries are becoming more and more common in our society. From traditional traumatic injuries to repetitive injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the work place can be full of perils that may result in injury to your while at work. If you suffer an injury on the job, you have the right to open a Workers’ Compensation claim as result. Under Oregon law, you can receive 18 chiropractic visits or sixty days of care if you see your chiropractor as your “attending physician” first after an injury. At Integrity Chiropractic we specialize in work related injuries to get your injury resolved, and get you back to great health and back to work!
If you are already seeking care from another doctor (the “attending physician”), you can get a referral from that doctor for chiropractic care or change your attending physician to your chiropractor. Patients can change their attending physician up to two times after the initial choice. In the state of Oregon, treating physicians must qualify with the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board to treat patients under this system. Dr. Mansour Hossein DC, and the Integrity Chiropractic Clinic is fully qualified with the state’s offices to provide services to injured workers.
Remember, In just one year, 4.5 million Americans suffer from workplace injuries. And those injuries cost an estimated $151.1 billion. Chiropractic care is often the best treatment option for injured workers, including:
- Back Injuries (sprains, strains, disc problems)
- Neck Injuries (sprains, strains, joint dysfunction)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches (caused by muscle tension, joint dysfunction, or poor posture)
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Extremity Numbness and Tingling
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help?
Once your injury has been diagnosed, then the treatment plan will utilize the drug-free and natural methods to address the injury. Chiropractors are famous for their spinal manipulations, but they are also experts in body mechanics, so they can also utilize exercise therapy, nutrition counseling, and heat/ice therapy to help you move past your injury and recover completely. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment options for you. Rest assured, every treatment offered has one goal: To restore full function to your body.
Does Workers Comp Cover Massage Therapy?
In most cases your workman’s compensation medical claim generally covers in-home therapeutic massage and requires no out of pocket co-pays. Massage therapy is widely recognized as a helpful rehabilitative treatment for many injuries. As such, getting a massage could be covered by your workers’ comp policy if you get hurt at work.
The benefits of massage include:
- Stress relief
- Pain reduction
- Improved circulation
- Reduced swelling
- Better sleep
- And more
Massages can also help promote healing after soft tissue strains or injuries in the workplace. Additionally, massage therapists can handle mild to severe back, shoulder, wrist, and neck injuries that occur at work. Sometimes, regular massages can help you get back to your pre-injury state sooner.
Have you suffered a work injury that is inhibiting your ability to lead the active life you desire? If you are dealing with a work accident or injury, chiropractic treatment can get you back to work as soon as possible, and your local Beaverton chiropractor is here to help make that happen.