Thousands of Americans experience auto accidents and work injuries each year, resulting in musculoskeletal issues and disability. At Northwest Wellness in Federal Way, Washington, the experienced team offers various minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments for auto accidents and work injuries, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage, cold laser therapy, and acupuncture. Call Northwest Wellness today for an appointment today or schedule online.
Auto accidents and work injuries are two of the most common causes of musculoskeletal issues.
These injuries occur when you crash your car into another vehicle, object, or pedestrian. Common examples of auto accident injuries include broken bones, whiplash, and muscle strains.
These injuries occur when you’re on the job. Anyone can experience a work injury, but certain professional environments are riskier than others. For example, work injuries are more common where hand tools and heavy equipment is present, like on construction sites.
At Northwest Wellness, the team treats various auto accident and work injuries, including:
The team treats repetitive strain injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and osteoarthritis.
Your Northwest Wellness provider reviews your medical records and asks about your injury and symptoms, including what you were doing when it occurred, what the pain feels like, and if it’s worse during certain activities, like when you turn your head.
Next, your provider completes a physical exam. They check your skin for redness, bruising, or swelling and gently press on it to identify sensitive areas. Then, they assess your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion and have you complete a series of easy exercises.
Usually, an exam is enough to make a diagnosis, but the team may also order X-rays or an MRI to get a closer look at your bones, joints, or connective tissues.
The team at Northwest Wellness treats auto accidents and work injuries using noninvasive and integrative treatments. They may recommend:
The goal is to relieve pain, improve your mobility, and encourage your body’s healing process.
It may take some trial and error at first to determine the best treatment approach. Be patient, attend each of your appointments, and follow the team’s instructions.
Call Northwest Wellness today to explore the treatments for auto accidents and work injuries, or request an appointment online.
Workers’ Compensation is a state insurance program that pays for any care that is related to your job-related injury. It is likely you have heard of it, but you may not know how it works and how chiropractic care can be used to safely treat your injury.
Studies show that chiropractic care after a work-related injury significantly reduces recovery time, decreases the need for hospitalization, and is more cost-efficient than traditional medical care. A chiropractor uses a variety of equipment and techniques to help relieve pain and facilitate the healing process.
Chiropractic care can involve realigning joints, stretching, heat and ice therapy, massage, and functional rehabilitation, all of which are safe and non-invasive techniques. These methods will not only speed up your immediate recovery, but they will also keep you healthier and avoid future injuries, by establishing better habits into your normal routine.
Northwest Wellness also offers Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Natural Pain Management and Acupuncture. Work conditioning is also available to ensure your safe and timely return to work.
The no-fault system means that employees who were injured on the job do not have to prove their employer was negligent and that worker has the right to workers compensation benefits, regardless of who was to blame for the injury.
The most common workers’ compensation claims include the following: