Work Injury Treatment in Millersville
Effective Integrative Healthcare sees many patients for workplace injury treatment, and they come to our facility from all over Millersville and Crofton, MD. We are experienced in workers’ compensation cases, and can work seamlessly to make sure you have the paperwork needed to support your claim. If you have been injured at work and are not sure what to do, consult your supervisor, and take a quick look at our Workers’ Compensation Treatment page for additional information. You should always follow your company’s policies in workplace injury cases to make sure you don’t have to pay for an on-the-job problem out of your own pocket.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal workplace injuries were slightly lower in 2017 than the previous year. Occupations that frequently have a higher percentage of injury or death include fields such as construction, transportation, and fishing, but injury can occur in many other fields as well.
Common types of work injury treatments
Although workplace injuries come in many different forms, there are some that seem to appear over and over again. At our practice we see and treat these injuries frequently. If you have been hurt on the job, you may be able to receive care from our doctors. People frequently ask the following questions about our services in this area:
Q: How will you know what type of treatment I should get?
A: When you make your first appointment with us it will be an evaluation. Our doctor will sit down with you and talk about what happened, how you were hurt, and what you are feeling. Based on that and a physical examination, we will recommend a treatment plan that is designed just for you.
Q: How long will it take for me to feel better?
A: It’s hard to give exact timelines for improvement, but you may feel better after just one treatment. Some injuries are more acute than others, and if yours has nerve involvement or is disc-related, we may be able to offer you some immediate relief using treatments such as disc decompression or chiropractic adjustment. Other times the process may move forward a bit more slowly.
Q: Is there one kind of treatment that works best?
A: Sometimes, but not usually. A typical patient will usually need a select group of treatments that all work together to help fix the problem—as well as get rid of the symptoms. For example, someone with disc pain may benefit from a combination of inversion therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic adjustments. It all depends on the individual. We’ll let you know what we recommend for you.
Workplace injury prevention
Preventing injury in the workplace is something that everyone should be concerned with, and there are some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of accidents in the first place. Simply wearing proper shoes and clothing is a step in the right direction. So is taking note of your surroundings and making sure you are alert to any changes that may increase your risk of injury. Most workplaces take steps to reduce the risk of accidents by placing signs in dangerous areas, roping off or putting cones in trouble spots, and more.
Despite everyone’s good intentions and caution, workplace injuries still happen. If this is the case with you and you’re hurt on the job, notify your supervisor, get checked out by a healthcare professional, and follow any instructions you are given by them. Our facility treats patients with workplace injuries, so feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Contact us for help with a workplace injury!