Can your chiropractor/pain management doctor put you of out work due to pain?

Can your chiropractor/pain management doctor put you of out work due to pain?

If a pregnant women is having a lot of pain and suffering that she was having from a car accident before pregnancy and is having even more pain now due to pregnancy can her chiropractor send her on disability leave or does it have to be the OB/GYN? the policy at work state the employee needs a doctors note. It doesn’t say which doctor, so would it be ok to ask her chiropractor to put her out of work if her OB/GYN won’t put her out unless its a blood pressure issue..

2 Answers

  • Many chiropractors are also certified to assess disability, it would depend on your state’s requirements.

    Most chiropractors do not have a medical degree (MD), they are Doctors of Chiropractic (DC), although some are both.

    If your chiropractor can’t certify your disability claim and your OB/GYN won’t do it, you can ask either one for a referral to a spine specialist (probably a neurologist or orthopedist) who should be able to evaluate your disability claim medically.

  • Where is the pain? Most problems are in the back and neck and are from tight muscles and can be gotten rid of by freeing up those muscles. If in the back it’s important to get rid of the pain for if left tight the muscles can keep pulling and cause disc problems as well, like ending up with a slipped one, or bulging or herniated, all caused by the tight muscles pulling so tightly together. Here’s how to release the neck and back muscles the ones most often the problem ones after an accident:

    Neck

    Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your head. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about two minutes, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds.

    Back:

    (do from a sitting position)

    Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.

    For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

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