Did you know that 8/10 people will miss work due to back injuries or back pain throughout their career? This is an astounding percentage of us, 80%.
The human body was not designed to sit all day. One of the most common reasons for suffering back injuries are from logging extended periods of time, years in many cases, sitting at a desk & working on a computer. Those fortunate enough to not be stuck behind a desk all day also face unique challenges including lifting awkward objects, excessive travel and traumas in the work-place.
Back and neck injuries account for nearly 90% of injured workers. This can be a problem both physically and financially to the workers. Receiving chiropractic care to aid in healing from work injuries has been shown to drastically improve recovery times. Many people are unaware that in Washington state, all workers are protected by labor and industries which provides medical coverage for injuries sustained while on the job or in the work-place.
If you are injured on the job, what can be done? What is the process?
It’s a very simple process to file a claim for an on the job injury with your company. Once an injury is reported, the employee is provided a claim number. This claim number is all one needs to begin treatment for injuries sustained at work.
At PrimeSpine in Bellevue and Kirkland, WA, we are familiar with the process of how to successfully rehabilitate back and neck injuries as well as assist the patient’s in proper navigation of the labor and injury claim process.
It’s important to feel and function at your highest level possible. Don’t let a work injury lead to chronic pain. Feel free to contact Dr. Baker and his staff at PrimeSpine with any questions you may have regarding work injuries today.