There are cases where people become injured but refuse their treatment even when all expenses have been approved through their insurance by workers comp. This may seem crazy to hear but it’s the truth. People have been known to refuse medical help even when they are in desperate need of it.
Why, you ask? Simply because the individual has struggled with addiction to pain medicine in the past or is worried they are at high risk of potentially becoming an addict. Anyone who has struggled with becoming reliant and eventually fully dependent on their pain medicine understands this. They would rather endure the daily pain from their injuries rather than losing their agency to drugs.
There Is An Alternative To Pills
Two words, massage therapy. This is fully dependent on your insurance company, but in the right circumstances, your odds are high in getting approved for alternative healing. It is also dependent on your type of injury. If you have been injured on the job and feel confident that the recovery path set for you does not meet the needs for you personally, you have every right to appeal. If you have any questions regarding your claim, contact a workers comp attorney at Delventhal Law Office for a free consultation.
Massage therapy is an effective way to rehabilitate anyone who has suffered a physical injury in a more natural, drug-free way. If your injury requires greater care, massage therapy also bodes well with other therapies including chiropractic and physical therapy. Not only can you directly target the areas injured but you can heal your body holistically. Many people have chosen to go this route regardless of their past, present, or non existent struggle with opiods.
Consult with your physician and employer to see if massage therapy is an option for you for the following conditions:
- Nerve pain
- Chronic headaches
- Stress-related insomnia
- Carpal Tunnel
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- And more
Make sure you inform the facility prior to your first visit that treatments will be covered by Workers Comp so they can bill accordingly. It is also important to do this to make sure they participate before you begin treatment to avoid having any unwanted/unplanned for bills on top of things.
Contact A Workers Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured in a work related accident and desire to seek alternative treatments to prescriptions on your way to rehabilitation, contact Delventhal Law Office for a free consultation. Make sure that your plan to recovery is what’s best for you and your family. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Make sure you put yourself first and get the help you need to return to your active, healthy lifestyle before the accident.