Work related injury
Were you injured on the job? Whitfield Chiropractic Clinic located in Tallahassee, Florida is here to help you. Workers compensation was created to help people like you who were injured or are suffering from pain due to their work place. Often times people think that workers comp is limited to jobs that require heavy lifting, such as construction, but that’s is not always the case. Office workers who are prone to back or neck pain from long hours at a desk or poor posture may be just as eligible.
Workers compensation includes: physical injuries, illness, and some psychological or stress related injuries. These conditions can occur any time as long as they are work related.
What workers comp can be used for:
- Medical bills
- Temporary disability benefits such as lost wages
- Permanent disability benefits
- Depending what state you’re reading this in, but ideally its Florida and Tallahassee specifically, compensation for transportation to and from authorized workers comp treatments.
What to do
In order to receive benefits from an on the job accident the incident must be reported within 30 days off occurrence and request that medical care be authorized for the case. The claims will go through the employers insurance company and will require an evaluation by a physician approved by the insurance company. Note that even if the physician does not send you to a chiropractor after, you still have the right to request treatment from a chiropractor from your employers insurance company. In the state of Florida workers comp allows 24 visits or 12 weeks of chiropractic are, depending on which comes first. For a detailed how to guide to filing a claim follow the link here to visit the state of Floridas Workers comp site.
What can Whitfield Chiropractic do to help?
If you are suffering form any of the following Dr. Whitfield and Dr. Flythe can help:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Herniated disk
- Carpal tunnel
Whitfield Chiropractic Clinic of Tallahassee has over 40 years of experience successfully treating all of the conditions above and more. In most back pain and neck pain cases the root of the pain can be traced to a herniated disk or poor posture. A herniated disk occurs when the soft barrier between vertebrae is pushed outside the vertebrae. This condition causes not only back pain at the vertebrae, but can lead to other conditions like a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is when things start to get tricky, since the nerve being pinched can cause pain anywhere in the body such as headaches or numbness in limbs, those suffering might not know the root of the problem is located in their spine. Through spinal adjustments, Dr. Whitfield is able to correct these vertebrae using the body’s own natural healing ability. Avoiding invasive surgery and expensive, often times addictive prescriptions (which, I might add, don’t seek to solve the problem, just mask the symptoms).
Poor posture is the next leading cause of back pain and neck pain. With the rise of the office job fueling long hours hunched over a desk, those with poor posture are setting them selves up for disaster and they most likely don’t even know it. Those with desk jobs that involve a lot of typing or a computer (most of them) are at a higher risk of arthritis or carpel tunnel.
What we can do to treat these conditions:
- Spinal adjustments
- Posture counseling: everything from how you rest your wrists when you type to the proper height to for you to sit to maintain good posture.