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Workers’ Compensation at
SouthWest Chiropractic

Workers’ compensation injuries are typically injuries of some sort of repetitive nature or an incident that has occurred at the office or work facility. With our care, we have a two-pronged focus:

  1. We want to get you back to work as soon as possible.
  2. We want to make sure you’re returning to work with the skills and education to know how to prevent yourself from having these types of injuries occur again.

At SouthWest Chiropractic, we want to make sure that we’re mitigating your risk of further experiencing problems forward after you’re treated and after we’ve gotten your particular ailments under control or have resolved them.

We see all types of different injuries from a factory worker coming in with a tendonitis injury to someone hitting their head on a forklift and sustaining a concussion. Or a firefighter might come in with a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder due to hauling heavy equipment around all the time.

Cleary, workplace accidents can result in a wide variety of types of injuries. Here are some of the most common job-related injuries that we see:

Sprains, strains and tears – These injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons often occur as a result of twisting, stretching, overuse or overexertion.

Soreness or pain – Chronic back pain is a highly common complaint among workers whose jobs require them to sit in an office chair for many hours each day.

Cuts, lacerations and punctures – These injuries can run the gamut in terms of severity, and they can result in physical limitations.

When you come in for your initial appointment, we ask that you bring the following:

  • The injury report
  • A claim number if you have one
  • Your employer’s contact information
  • Workers’ compensation insurance information
  • The adjuster’s contact information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the law in Minnesota regarding workers’ compensation?

Here’s what the Minnesota Department of Labor Industry website states:

“The Minnesota workers’ compensation statutes entitle an injured employee to reasonable and necessary medical treatment or supplies to cure or relieve the effects of the work injury.”

What can I expect at my first appointment?

You’ll be given some paperwork to complete which will ask for details about your workplace accident. Next, your chiropractor will perform an exam to get a better look at the injuries you’ve sustained. We’ll test your flexibility, range of motion and strength.

A detailed care plan for your recovery will be provided.

Will you send me out for X-rays or an MRI?

Yes, the images will show us the extent of your injury

What therapies will you use to address my injuries?

It depends on what we find. We have many tools at our disposal to get you the care you need. These include chiropractic care, exercise rehabilitation, massage therapy, Active Release Technique, laser therapy, PEMF therapy and more.

How many appointments will I need?

It depends on your particular case, including the extent of your injuries. It also depends on how you respond to your care.

Contact Us Today

If you’ve had a workplace injury we want to help you recover and get back to work. Call (952) 943-1188 today to book an appointment!

Workers’ Compensation in Eden Prairie MN | (952) 943-1188