If you are injured while working, you must first appropriately report to your employer. This action must be taken as soon as possible after the injury. It then becomes your employer’s responsibility to report the injury to Virginia State Labor and Industries or Other Self-Insured Insurance. One of the most common disabling injuries on the job is strain and sprain of the back/spine or repetitive motion injury. Most frequently the strain or sprain occurs in the lower back. Bending and lifting improperly are responsible for most of these cases, although neck and mid-back injuries can also occur in similar situations.
Our program of treatment provides effective relief for many work related injuries and requires no hospitalization, surgery, or medication. Chiropractic care, which is the first step in treatment, utilizes the body's inherent recuperative powers and the relationship between the spinal column, nervous system and the rest of the body to restore and maintain good health. In our experience with industrial and occupational injuries, we know how important it is for you to return to work quickly and yet at the same time with as complete of a recovery as possible.
We will work with you to reach this goal. A program of exercise will be suggested to strengthen supporting muscles of the spine as well as educating you on proper spinal mechanics to prevent future injuries. These steps have been successful in returning our patients to their normal and productive lifestyles and we will do our best so you may achieve the best outcome possible.
Back injury is the most common work injury. Other common work injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain, are caused by repetitive stress. These are work injuries even if work activity is only partially responsible.
The doctor has been treating work injuries for several years, handling many cases of worker's compensation.
If you have questions about whether you are eligible for treatment, please call our clinic at 703-914-4663.
Fraudulent filing of Worker's Compensation claims is a felony, subject to up to 5 years in prison or fines up to $50,000 or double the value of fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.