Get Rid of the Pain!
Get BACK On-the-Job!!
THE VERDICT IS IN on back-related, on-the-job injuries. The jury is standing
straight and tall and pain-free and voting 'YES' for chiropractic care.
Extensive research and many statistical studies have been done recently to
find out how to hold down the cost of healthcare. Healthcare is in such crisis
that all angles are being investigated. Because of world-wide research, some
very surprising, very important information has come to light. This includes
the fact that chiropractic care is superior care for back-related and other
musculoskeletel injuries received on-the-job.
One major study examined the cases of 10,652 Florida workers with back-related
injuries. Investigators compared chiropractic care to standard medical care
for the same diagnosed problems. The conclusions were definite. Chiropractic
patient-workers got off temporary disability in less than half the time, at
less than half the cost. Only 20% of chiropractic patient-workers were hospitalized
compared to 52.2% of the medical patient-workers.
A study funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health determined that chiropractic
is not only cost-effective, but more importantly, it is the best way to relieve
the injured worker of low-back pain and keep him off disability. The workers
receiving chiropractic care indicated a much higher satisfaction rating of the
care they received.
These are just two of many studies done that conclude that chiropractic care
for work-related back injuries is extremely effective. Studies also point to
chiropractic care as effective for other musculoskeletal disorders like carpal
tunnel syndrome and neck pain. Chiropractic gets patients off disability more
quickly, at less cost, with fewer days of work missed. Fewer workers miss work,
fewer are hospitalized and more are satisfied with the outcome of their care.
A remarkable study at the University of Saskatchewan involved 283 patients
who did not respond to any previous treatment, including "operative treatment"
(this means surgery, folks!) Eighty-one percent of the patients, who had been
classified totally disabled, went back to work with NO RESTRICTIONS after a
series of daily chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic care works because it goes to the CAUSE of the pain, a vertebral
subluxation. This means that one or more of the bones of the spine are misaligned
and locked out of normal position causing nerves to be squeezed between two
bones. The nerves can't transmit the controlling information from the brain
to the body and the result is malfunction, lack of movement, pain and disability.
This is wonderful news for injured workers. If you've been injured on-the-job,
call our office today!!