Work Related Injuries
Work-related injuries is clinically challenging and an expensive problem for our health care systems.
We do not live in a perfect world. Accidents and injuries happens. Work related injuries are a part of life. It has been estimated by researchers that the annual cost of work related injuries each year is over $155 billion each year.
Sadly, much of those costs are for aggressive treatments, expensive diagnostics, and unnecessary surgeries. Too many times, I have heard of patients who have an MRI evaluation done within a day of a work related lower back injury. MRI’s are not bad diagnostic tests, but quite often, the patient would have been better served by a ‘wait-and-see’ approach.
Many studies have shown that chiropractic patients have been outcomes and results than medical treatment models. Read those comprehensive results here.
If you have been injured in a work related event. First, report the injury to your supervisor, then call us at Innova Pain Clinic. You have your choice of providers.