El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez examines patients that go through chiropractic vs. traditional medical care.
Because back pain is such a common problem, a group of Canadian researchers recently investigated the role that the type of primary caregiver has on financial compensation.
This was a large study of 5,511 patients who experienced a work-related back injury in Ontario, Canada.
Patients Saw The Following Providers For Their First Visit:
- 85.3% saw a medical doctor
- 11.4% saw a chiropractor
- 3.2% saw a physical therapist
A Comparison Of The Duration Of Financial Compensation For Back Pain A
N.L. chiropractors’ association says workers also get back on the job faster
The Newfoundland & Labrador Chiropractic Association
Seeing A Chiropractor First After A Workplace Injury Gets Workers Back On The Job Faster
Dr. Darrell Wade, CEO of the association, said the September 2016 study analyzed data from more than 5,500 injured workers in Ontario.
Texas has some of the nation’s most affordable workers’ compensation coverage, according to a 2016 study, which found that the Lone Star State had the 10th lowest rates among all states. The study by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services ranks all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on premium rates that were in effect January 1, 2016. Texas, with premiums at $1.45 per $100 of payroll, ranked No. 10, four spots higher than the previous study in 2014. “It’s great to see evidence of the progress we’ve made in affordability,” said Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan.
Injured workers in Texas have better access to physicians who can treat them more quickly than they did 15 years ago, according to a September 2016 study by the Texas Department of Insurance’s Research and Evaluation Group (REG). The study found 84 percent of injured workers received initial care in seven days or less in 2015, compared to 76 percent in 2000. “That’s significant because improved timeliness means workers have a much better chance of getting back to work, and the cost for their care will be much lower,” said Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan.
After a successful pilot project, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation rolled out a statewide program in October 2016 that has helped speed up the resolution of some disputes.
The program splits up related claim issues so that a hearing officer can decide the most far-reaching issue first. This can clear the way for secondary issues to be resolved sooner. In the pilot program, the approach helped speed resolution of many workers’ compensation disputes.
“We’re always looking for ways to stay on the cutting edge of workers’ compensation, and this process is a great example of finding a way to improve efficiency in the system,” said Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan. “From what we’ve seen in the pilot project and in the statewide roll-out, the two-step approach to deciding some of the most complex issues in a dispute is a good option for system participants in many cases.”
Two-Step Program Introduced for Workers’ Comp
When an injur
Chiropractor, Dr. Alexander Jimenez looks at how sciatica can affect what you do and where you go.
Popular songstress hears her “Body Talk” and finds “Let’s Get Physical” challenging due to low back and leg pain.
In the event you suffer from sciatica, you may have to take time off work due to debilitating leg pain and low back. That’s just what occurred to Olivia Newton-John, who postponed her May 2017 performances because of sciatica flare up.
A statement posted on the star’s official Facebook page said, “We are so sorry to announce the Olivia concerts scheduled for May will be postponed due to a issue that is negative with Olivia’s sciatica.”