Worker's Compensation Cases Do Great With The Right Care!
How the right medical care clinic in Amarillo, TX can make the difference for injured workers
Times have changed through the years when it comes to pain care and the thinking around the topic. That is all thanks to pain research. Research that continues to come out literally every single month. All of the latest numbers make it clear that low back pain is the leading cause of disability globally and is more expensive to treat than common issues like heart disease and diabetes. When you think about the cost of treating heart disease and diabetes, that is a significant statement. Not to mention that it puts the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence when describing the size of the issue.
Not only that but back pain and the treatment of back pain has no shown a track record of improving either. In fact, it is just the opposite. It is getting worse. This underpins the very reason that thinking is changing, research is being pumped out at a feverish pace, and treatments are evolving.
There was a time when an injured worker was told to take some medication, go lay down and rest, and let the injury heal up. We know today that those recommendations are actually 180 degrees from what an injured worker, or patient of any kind, should really be doing. Instead, the injured patient should be moving and actively working to recover.
The easiest way to demonstrate this is a simple analogy. Think about those that have surgery. Appendectomies, C-sections, or maybe a patient has their gall bladder removed; the staff has the patient up and walking the halls either that day or the very next day. The basic premise is that movement is healing. We just have to communicate with injured patients the concept of 'hurt' vs. 'harm'. When you are injured, some things just hurt. And that's typically OK. Keep doing it unless it feels harmful. If it feels harmful, back away, find your baseline that is comfortable for you, then start there while increasing 10% every week until you are back to 100%.
Here is a very unfair factoid; when we start avoiding activities because we are worried they will hurt, we begin to decondition after only seven days. However, it takes much longer than seven days to RE-condition. That just is not very fair but it is true.
But, movement is vital.
Research backs up the concept as well. Research has shown that those injured workers that get back to their jobs and back to their activities of daily living the quickest are the ones that recover faster and more completely. Even if it is getting back to work in some altered capacity with a decreased workload or with lifting restrictions. They have shown that getting back to a daily routine is not only good for the body, but it is good for the mind as well.
The American College of Physicians (Qaseem et. al.) now recommends everything that we offer here at Creek Stone for back pain of any duration.
Here at Creek Stone, we are now the first one-stop clinic for everything short of surgery in Amarillo, TX. Since we are fully integrated with medical services, we are now able to treat WORKERS COMPENSATION patients, as well as every other patient, with the following services in one clinic:
- Pain Relief Care
- Spinal Manipulative Treatment
- Medical Care
- Primary Medical Care
- Urgent care
- Hormone balancing/replacement
- Joint injections
- Trigger point injections
- Non-surgical spinal decompression
- Low-level laser therapy
- Balance and proprioception training
- Disc pain relief
- Radiating pain relief
- and much much more.
As I mentioned, for the entire Amarillo area, we will be the FIRST one-stop clinic for everything short of surgery. We are so excited to share our services and our expertise with you.
If you are an injured worker or you know an injured worker, give us a call at 806-355-3000 and let us get to work helping you get back on the job and back to providing for your family. There really is almost nothing we cannot handle at Creek Stone Medical.
Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM is a Fellowship-trained Neuromusculoskeletal specialist and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast (https://www.chiropracticforward.com). Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected] Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at https://www.amarillochiropractor.com.
Dr. Williams was voted Best Chiropractor In Amarillo in the Best of Amarillo 2020. Dr. Williams's full-time Amarillo chiropractic practice is Creek Stone Integrated Care at 3501 SW 45th St., Ste. T, Amarillo, TX 79109. If you are searching for a chiropractor near me, Dr. Williams is your Amarillo Chiropractor.