When you suffer from a work related injury and subsequent back pain
, it requires a whole approach to treatment than other work injuries if you want to protect yourself financially as well as heal your body physically. Here are some pointers that will help you manage with your workers’ compensation
case while still getting you the care you need:
• Make sure you report your work injury to the proper person or department.
If you don’t, you run the risk of not receiving financial compensation both for lost wages and medical expenses. Keep in mind that not every work injury appears suddenly. Some work-related injuries that cause back pain come slowly over time due to repetitive actions. These repetitive motion injuries include, operating a vibrating vehicle, sitting at a desk for long hours, as well as moving and carrying heavy items.
• Document everything.
Keep track of your symptoms, when you report them to your employer, and the dates and times of your doctor appointments. The more information you have written down, the less you have to recall if you’re involved in a nasty workers’ compensation court battle.
• Seek medical attention.
Of course, you’re going to want to seek relief for your back pain, or any other injury that you sustained while on the job, so you’re going to want to locate effective medical care. Find yourself a good Depew chiropractor who knows how to properly document your injuries and complaints, as well as treat you so that your back pain is managed appropriately, if not taken away completely.
Dr. William Palmer of Buffalo Chiropractic in Depew, NY knows what it takes to get you on the road to recovery with your work injury. He can help you document your workers’ compensation case as well as ease your back pain. That’s a win/win situation!
Call Buffalo Chiropractic of Cheektowaga, Depew, Lancaster, West Seneca, and Elma, NY get you back to leading a healthy life!