Chiropractic care could help reduce employee time out of workplace after an injury.
A study published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation shows that seeking chiropractic care first after a workplace injury can reduce the time spent out of work. The Ontario-based study analyzed over 5,500 injured workers and found that, when a chiropractor was sought as the first healthcare provider for back pain, the length of workers’ compensation was drastically lower. According to Dr. Darrell J Wade, CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Association, a majority of workplace injuries involve joints and muscles, therefore, seeking chiropractic treatment initially makes the most sense. The study, conducted by University of Montreal researchers, suggests that chiropractic care has the potential to be a faster and more effective treatment for workers with musculoskeletal injuries.
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