Workers Compensation Injuries in Queens FAQs
Workplace injuries can strike at any time, and when they do, they can cause long-lasting pain and debilitating symptoms that make it hard to return to work. But Queens workers compensation covers chiropractic care to help workers recover from workplace injuries and manage injury-related pain. Our Queens chiropractor, Dr. James Lee of Dr. Lee's Spine Center, has put together these FAQs to help patients suffering from workers compensation injuries in Queens get the care they need.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Work-Related Injuries?
Workplace injuries can cause both acute and chronic pain. While some jobs carry more risks than others, injuries can befall workers in all environments. Whether you are a construction worker, an office worker, a waitress, or a nurse, you could sustain a workplace injury.
In many cases, chiropractic care can serve as a complement to traditional medical care. Injuries can cause subluxations, or misalignments, of the spinal vertebra, as well as misalignments of other joints and damage to soft tissues throughout the body. Through the use of chiropractic manipulation, Dr. Lee can restore spinal vertebrae to their proper positions. This allows the spine and other joints to regain normal mobility and function, easing pain and promoting the healing of injured soft tissues. Chiropractic care can reduce your dependence on pain medications, and in many cases, it can eliminate the need for invasive surgery.
What Kinds of Queens Workers Compensation Injuries Can Chiropractic Care Treat?
Chiropractic care can be used to treat many kinds of Queens workers compensation injuries. Here at Dr. Lee's Spine Center, work-related back injuries are just one of the many kinds of workers compensation injuries we treat. Workers can sustain back injuries from falls, improper posture, working at poorly-designed stations, or performing unsafe lifting practices.
What Can I Expect from Workers Compensation Chiropractic Care?
Your first visit with Dr. Lee will consist of a preliminary consultation during which Dr. Lee will evaluate the severity and extent of your symptoms as well as determine their cause. Dr. Lee may take X-rays and perform a comprehensive chiropractic examination. You may choose to receive your first treatment at the end of your consultation. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your treatment may include therapy, massage, and lifestyle changes.
How Soon Will I Experience Relief?
Many patients begin to experience some relief from pain symptoms after the very first session. You may experience complete relief after four to 12 weeks of treatment. Depending on the severity of your injury and how long you have experienced symptoms, you may need to continue with treatment for several months to two years after symptoms abate.