If you have been injured on the job, the last thing you want to do is neglect your medical care needs. You can get some workers comp medical services, especially chiropractic and other rehabilitative care, to help you not only track your progress in care and health but also to make sure you are actually healing.
Learn why — even if you feel better — you should still be exploring workers comp medical services for your medical care needs following a work-related accident. Your chiropractor will give you custom care to help you feel your best, regardless of how long you need their services.
You don't know how long your injuries will affect you
Often, a slip and fall and another type of accident can keep you feeling injured for a long time. You may require several months of care to get better. In the end, it's best to continue to receive your workers comp medical services even if you feel OK so you can track your actual medical progress and you can continue to not only receive the chiropractic and other care you need, you can get compensated for it or not be charged for it in the first place.
You don't know how severe your injury is
You may have an injury that on the onset looks minor and not very impactful, but that can quickly turn into something far more serious. Did you know that a whiplash injury, for example, can take months to manifest to its full pain and severity? If you are foregoing the medical care your workers comp provides to you and you declare yourself healed, you may have a difficult time getting medical care in the future that is related to your workplace injury.
Follow the advice of your chiropractor and continue to receive their care even if you feel you are OK. Your body may take a long time to adjust and get back to normal, and you want to make sure you are documenting all your success and progress so you can remain healthy and continue to get medical care you can be compensated for.
Your workers comp medical services may include several medical services, including chiropractic care and physical therapy. Explore your options when you decide to go to a chiropractor for care so you can have the medical care you receive covered by your workers comp specialist. You should be able to receive quality care until your chiropractor deems you healthy again.
To learn more, contact a workers comp medical service in your area such as CenTex Spine & Rehab.