Natural Care for Work Injuries in Oklahoma City and Midwest City
Dr. Sweeney accepts: Oklahoma Workers' Compensation claims, Federal Workers' Compensation claims such as FECA and OWCP.
Dr. Steve Sweeney is a provider for the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission. Dr. Sweeney is a provider for the U.S. Department of Labor and can treat Federal Workers' Compensation cases (FECA).
Work injuries can range from the mundane to the dramatic, but they can all interfere with your quality of life and your ability to earn a living and support your loved ones. This type of injury requires accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment from a health provider who can work within the rules and parameters of workers' compensation cases. Here at Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic, we can provide natural, non-invasive care for many different kinds of work injuries in Oklahoma City and Midwest City.
The Painful World of Work Injuries
You may be surprised to learn that approximately nine-tenths of all work injuries involve the back or neck. Some of these injuries involve soft tissue strain, such as torn back muscles caused by lifting a heavy object without aid. Some may involve sudden impacts such as a fall from a ladder or whiplash caused by an on-the-job vehicular accident. Impacts can throw the spinal column out of alignment, stressing joints and muscle groups while also promoting painfully herniated discs (and the nerve impingement those herniations can cause).
But chronic overuse injuries are also common in the workplace. Years of drooping your head forward to see your monitor may cause neck misalignment and muscular strain. Carpal tunnel syndrome, a form of wrist/arm inflammation, can also another result of non-ergonomic work conditions. Constant standing can encourage plantar fasciitis in the arches, especially in people with arch abnormalities or musculoskeletal imbalances.
How Our Oklahoma City and Midwest City Chiropractor Can Help
Bring your work injury to our Oklahoma City and Midwest City chiropractor, Dr. Sweeney. We can perform a detailed physical evaluation to understand your injury, at which point we can prescribe natural treatment options such as:
Chiropractic adjustment - Adjusting your spinal column can relieve many of the symptoms associated with a neck or back work injury.
Active Release Technique (ART) - ART is highly useful for pinpointing and releasing soft tissue problems such as pulls and micro-tears, the hallmarks of overuse injuries.
Massage therapy - Massage speeds healing and reduces pain and inflammation on injured muscles.
Physiotherapy - Electrical muscle stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound can relieve muscle pain, break up scar tissue and help you heal.
Workers' Compensation and Our Chiropractic Services
You should report your work injury to your employer right away, whether it's a catastrophic fall or a case of carpal tunnel syndrome, so you can claim workers' compensation -- and obtaining the necessary diagnostic and treatment documentation is critical. Dr. Sweeney can work with both federal and Oklahoma workers' compensation cases, so you can rest assured that you've come to the right place for your work injury treatment.
Find out how our safe, conservative healing services can allow you to resume both your career and your everyday life as comfortably as possible. Call Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic at (405) 672-4800 to schedule a consultation, evaluation and treatment. Our job is to help you get back to your job!