The Bozeman Back and Neck Clinic accepts Worker's Compensation Insurance, which generally covers treatments in full. Our main goal is to get the Bozeman worker back to their original physical state before the accident as fast as possible so that they can return to work pain free and at their full capacity. This includes both spinal problems and extremity issues (shoulders, knees, arms, legs, hands, feet, etc.)
We pride ourselves at the Bozeman Back and Neck Clinic in providing the highest quality, responsible care to our injured Montana workers. Our reputation is well known in the Gallatin Valley - and we encourage companies to seek our docs out for seminars demonstrating proper lifting techniques, ergonomics, etc. Improper lifting techniques and unsafe environments all play a role in increasing the risk of injury in the workplace.
Chiropractic care has become one of the leading treatments for workplace injuries. Why? Because its highly effective and relatively inexpensive. This allows the Bozeman worker to get back to work quickly to provide for their families. We treat our patients fairly without gouging the insurance companies - which then increases premiums for everyone. That is our responsibility as leaders and professionals in the industry.
Studies have shown a significant decrease in the cost of care for individuals that were treated by chiropractors compared to those treated by a medical doctor. The duration of the disability was also decreased when chiropractic care was involved. Workers were able to return to work much sooner and had a lower incidence of recurring back pain once treatment was completed. The largest study every conducted on low back pain determined that chiropractic care was the most effective treatment for low back pain. Its not surprising that so many people injured at work turn to chiropractic.
Generally, these are the types of work related injuries we treat in our Bozeman chiropractic clinic:
Falling from a higher level, being struck by an object, tripping or slipping, motorized vehicle accidents: These injuries may occur in the workplace if an employee is struck by a motorized vehicle, or if they are traveling with a company vehicle, repetitive use injuries when employees are required to perform the same actions on a daily basis. Repetitive strain injuries occur due to increased abnormal stresses on specific joints or muscles in the body. For example, an individual that sits at a desk and types all day may develop numbness and tingling in their arms. Improper lifting techniques, overexertion: This type of injury occurs when the employee is applying a great deal of force into a task, such as pulling, pushing, tossing, carrying or holding heavy objects.
If an injury has occurred at work, it is important to immediately address the issue with your supervisor, then visit a recommended chiropractor to ensure that no spinal injury or misalignment has occurred as a result of the injury. Chiropractors have the most training when it comes to dealing with musculoskeletal (muscles and bone) injuries in the body. Here at the Bozeman Back and Neck Clinic, we use a variety of adjustment and therapy techniques to decrease inflammation, improve function and mobility and prevent further injury. Dr. Hecht, and Dr. Hoell use a combination of spinal manipulation and soft tissue techniques which are ideal for returning to the workplace in the least amount of time and ensuring an effective recovery.
In the unfortunate event of a work related injury, find a trusted worker's compensation chiropractor that will treat you fairly and provide quality, responsible care. Give us a call @ (406) 586-0275.