At Graham Rehabilitation we can:
- Open your Labor and Industries Claim with the State
- Provide Chiropractic services without a referral
- Refer you for massage therapy, physical therapy or to medical specialist
Chiropractors are “portal of entry providers” in Washington State for Labor and Industry injury claims. We can document your job-related injury, provide a comprehensive diagnosis and file your claim with the state and your employer. Our chiropractic doctors work with you for specific referrals as needed to complement your chiropractic care. Should you require massage therapy, physical therapy, or referral to a medical specialist your chiropractor at Graham Rehabilitation can make that referral.
If you are unable to work due to the injury your chiropractor at Graham Rehabilitation can excuse you from work and allow you to get compensation from the Department of Labor and Industries for your time loss.
Lower back and neck injuries are the most common injuries from work. Since chiropractic care is simply the most effective care for spinal pain, Graham Rehabilitation should be your first stop. If you have a non-spinal-related injury, chiropractic care can help with that too and it is all covered if related to a job injury. Conservative, drug and surgery-free care will put you on the road to recovery safely and effectively.
Keeney B, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner J, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington state. Spine. Dec.12, 2012
Workers Compensation data produced here in Washington State suggest that patients with occupational LOW BACK injuries visiting a surgeon first are significantly more likely to receive spinal surgery (42.7%) than those whose first visit was with a chiropractor (1.5%). This association holds true even when controlling for injury severity and other measures, supporting chiropractic care for lower back injuries.
Chiropractic Care for Workers with Low Back Pain
By Kathryn Mueller, Dongchun Wang, Randall Lea, M.D., Donald R. Murphy Workers Compensation Research Institute; May, 2022
The data used for this study are from the WCRI Detailed Benchmark/Evaluation database, which includes more than 2 million open and closed claims from 28 states
Graham Rehab and Wellness is fully open and able to resume all care including emergency and routine treatments. We are following all WSHD, CDC, and WSCA guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and patients. Should you experience cold or flu like symptoms, or are running a fever we kindly ask that you remain home. A list of Covid-19 resources is available here.