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Work Injuries

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Work Injuries in Rochester MN: At Quality Life Chiropractic and Massage, our chiropractors, Dr. Suntken and Dr. Laura, are trained in workers' compensationfor the surrounding Rochester MN area. We understand that work-related injuries can be difficult— from pain and discomfort to the lost work time. It is our goal to provide high-quality care to help you return to work safely and as soon as possible.

What is workers' compensation?

Worker’s Compensation is defined as an injury that occurs to an employee during the course of their normal work duties. Workers’ Compensation covers any injuries that are sustained while on the job and can also be any condition that is aggravated or accelerated by employment activities.

Before seeking chiropractic care, you should inform your employer and open a claim. Minnesota employers are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance to provide fina

ncial compensation in the case of a work-related injury. Bring your workers' compensation claim information along to your appointment at Quality Life Chiropractic and Massage so we can make sure that you get the care that you deserve.

Work-related injuries and Chiropractic Care

Workplace injuries can happen in any field of work: commercial driving, construction, healthcare, and even your typical desk-job. An injury results from a specific accident, poor ergonomics, or repetitive movements. Rochester MN Chiropractors, Dr. Suntken and Dr. Laura see a wide range of work-related conditions including:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Slip and Fall injury
  • Pinched Nerve or Radiculopathies (numbness/tingling)
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disk
  • Tendonitis
  • Headaches

Chiropractic care focuses on alleviating your work-related injury symptoms and helps restore your normal function. Our chiropractors, Dr. Suntken and Dr. Laura perform thorough examinations to develop an individualized treatment plan for every scenario. This can include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, appropriate work restrictions and ergonomic recommendations, and therapeutic stretches and exercises.

The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to avoid further pain and complications. Call our team at Quality Life Chiropractic and Massage in Rochester MN today to get started on the track to recovery.

Call 507-206-6334 to schedule.

Work Injury Prevention and Ergonomics

Since the best way to treat an injury is to never get it in the first place, a proactive approach involves strategic planning to minimize injury and should be taken by all employers and employees, especially where the risk of injury is high. This would include workers who sit for extended periods of time, perform repetitive movements, and workers who lift or move heavy objects.

Factors that contribute to work injuries include:

  • Repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertion of the hands (ex. carpal tunnel)
  • Frequent and or improper lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of heavy objects (ex. low back pain)
  • Prolonged poor posture (ex. neck and back pain)
  • Overexertion
  • Falls
  • Blunt force trauma

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