Work Injury and the Insurance Company in MN

Work Injury and the Insurance Company in MN

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Work injuries are very common. In fact, practically every employee will suffer from back pain or another type of work related injury at some point during their career. Daily work, whether standing or sitting for a long period of time, often involves repetitive motions. Regardless of if you are sitting at a computer or bending down to pick up boxes every day, serious injuries which may include spinal problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint issues, or a reduction in the elasticity and mobility of all the soft tissues can occur.

Working at a desk every day for a long period of time without breaks can cause chronic back pain. Years of poor posture, along with poorly designed office furniture, can lead to back pain, neck pain, pain in the lower back, leg pain and leg swelling.

Using a computer can lead to arm and shoulder pain and carpal tunnel or thoracic outlet syndrome as well. In addition, holding the body in the same position for long periods of time may decrease the elasticity of the soft tissues in the back and the neck.

Over time these prolonged periods of repeating the same action will negatively affect the tendons and muscles particularly in the neck and the lower back which can develop into pain, fatigue and disk degeneration. Stress and pain often feed off of one another which will lead to a never-ending cycle that can become very serious and can take a toll on your overall health and well-being physically, mentally and ultimately even emotionally.

Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy & Massage Covered by the Insurance Company

When you are injured at work or off-site but on-the-clock, Workers' Compensation benefits will provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work related injury or illness, partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering, and help you get back to work faster. Your health insurance, even if it is provided by your employer will not cover a work related injury until the Workers’ Compensation benefits have been exhausted.

The good news is, chiropractic care is included in almost all health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, and more. Speak with your employer and make sure you get as much insurance information as you can. We are happy to work with your employer to help you understand and the process. Please bring whatever information you have to your first chiropractic visit.

If you have any questions concerning a work Injury and the Insurance Company, Nokomis Chiropractic-- located in South Minneapolis-- can help. Call our office today at 612-822-0149.

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Nokomis Chiropractic and Wellness
5313 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-0149