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Have you been injured at work?  Is your employer giving you a hard time? Do you understand your rights?  If you have questions, you can access the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry at  www.dli.state.pa.us with the Keyword: Workers Compensation.

If you are an injured employee: Dr. John Cox will not only assist you in injury recovery, but we will help educate you on how this system works. Dr. Cox will take the mystery and stress out of Worker's Compensation so you can focus on getting well. Dr. Cox has the knowledge and experience to communicate and cooperate with you, Your physician, your attorney, your employer, and the Bureau of Worker's Compensation.

 Dr. Cox understands how important it is to return to work.  Returning to work benefits the patient by facilitating their speedy recovery. Patients who return to their normal activities as soon as possible recover quicker than those who remain sedentary.

Returning to work benefits the employer by keeping indemnity costs lower. Many people are surprised to learn that indemnity costs actually exceed medical costs. Employers suffer economic loss related to disability pay, replacement worker costs, retraining, and loss productivity.

Dr. Cox works closely with employers to transition a patient back to full employment. He also offers job site analysis, back safety classes and pre-employment screenings to reduce employer costs and lower the potential for injury.

Should an Employee or Employer have anny questions regarding Workmans' Compensation and Chiropractic Care with regard to Pennsylvania please feel free to contact me at 570-265-2946 or email at: [email protected]


What Do Workers' Compensation Studies Reveal?

FLORIDA STUDY
Claims from 10,000 cases (1985-86) showed:  under standard medical care the patient was disabled for 59 days; under chiropractic 39 days.  Because of the shortened disability time, the average cost of chiropractic care was less than half that of medical care for the same conditions.
UTAH STUDY
A study of 3,062 back injury claims revealed chiropractic cost a fraction of what medical care would have cost.  People under medical care returned to work after 21 days; those under chiropractic returned to work after 3 days.
OREGON STUDY
An Oregon study revealed that under medical care 41% could return to work after one week, but under chiropractic care 82% were able to return to work after one week.
CALIFORNIA STUDY
C. Richard Wolf, M.D. compared 500 people sent to medical doctors and 500 sent to chiropractors.  The chiropractic patients returned to the job after 15.6 days while those under medical care remained disabled 32 days.


The Facts Speak For Themselves... "Scientific studies show that doctors of chiropractic relieve chronic and severe pain, both immediate and long term, in one half the time it takes medical physicians not trained in chiropractic procedures... controlled empirical studies can and have been conducted.  There are now in excess of 60 scientific studies which demonstrate the value of manipulation... a most effective and cost-effective form of treatment for dysfunctional problems in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines."


Conclusion

Studies have shown chiropractic to be more beneficial and cost effective than standard American medicine for lower back complaints.  It would therefore appear that the prudent thing for those with back injuries and lower back sprain/strains would be to consult with a doctor of chiropractic before resorting to medical treatments which cost more, are less effective and are more traumatic to the body.
Why does chiropractic have such an enviable record in low back pain?  Because painkillers, muscle relaxers, braces, physical therapy and surgery are not designed to correct vertebral subluxations -- chiropractic is!