Chiropractic is an excellent means of dealing with workers compensation issues. If there's an injury on the job and you've gone down the traditional medical care road to be treated, it may be time to give chiropractic a try. Chiropractors are professionals who deal with underlying issues that potentially could be missed by medical doctors. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with symptoms for a long period of time.
In addition to being professionals at uncovering underlying issues, chiropractors handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery. If you've been injured at work, get everything about your coverage in writing. You will need permission to see a chiropractor and schedule an exam.
Is chiropractic care covered under workers comp insurance? Yes!
Are there stipulations regarding seeking chiropractic care? Yes....
1) You must first see your employer's designated physician who will document your injury and authorize care.
2) Get a signed permission statement from your employer allowing you to see Dr. Brusveen for your injury. You may ask for this even if you've already seen the employers' doctor.
3) For the first month after your injury, your employer, or its insurance company, can dictate where you receive care. However, if you request it, your employer has the authority to give you written authorization allowing you to receive care at the provider of your choice, as soon as possible. This authorization will override the one-month restriction and enable you to begin healing through chiropractic care.
One of the safest things--one of the most cost-effective things--you can do for spinal injuries is good chiropractic care. Remember, we have many extra therapies to speed your recovery, such as decompression, cold laser therapy, and therapeutic massage.