Even the slightest pain or discomfort in your back, no matter which region of your back, can cause you serious issues. From simply being stiff when you get off the couch to feeling unable to walk or bend over due to unbearable pain, back pain has the potential to seriously impact your daily life. If your back pain is the result of a workplace-related injury and you are a federal employee (including post office workers and VA hospital employees), you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits to treat your back pain. These treatments can include a technique called spinal decompression therapy.
At CenTex Spine & Rehab, our professional medical team has been providing injured federal employees like you with decompression therapy treatment for many years with great results. Our clinic always puts your needs first and makes sure you get the most comprehensive medical diagnostics, examinations, and treatments possible. We are also one of the leading doctor’s offices in the Waco, Texas, area focusing on federal workers’ compensation cases, so you can trust that you and your claim are in good hands.
Decompression therapy is not widely known by the general public, but it is an effective treatment for back pain. It is a type of motorized traction which works by gently stretching the spine to change the force and position of the spine. In turn, the changes in the spine take pressure off of the spinal discs and create negative pressure in the disc (gel-like cushions between the bones of your spine). Bulging or herniated discs can then retract and nerves will have the pressure relieved so that there is better movement of water, oxygen, and other nutrient-rich fluids into the discs for quicker healing.
When you come into our office for your decompression therapy sessions, you will remain fully clothed and we will start by fitting you with a harness around your pelvis and trunk. Depending on your injury, you will lie either face up or face down on a computer-controlled table. We will customize your decompression treatment to your specific needs.
Although the extent and duration of treatment can vary based on an individual’s specific situation and injury, treatment will typically last 30-45 minutes over the course of several weeks. This will likely be a part of a larger treatment plan to ensure proper healing of your injuries. These other techniques can include massage, physical therapy, and other medical treatments that suit your needs.
As an employee or contractor for the federal government, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits after having sustained an injury on the job. At CenTex Spine & Rehab, we are well-versed with all aspects of the federal government’s requirements for workers’ compensation claims, and we are your advocates when it comes to your paperwork and your medical treatment. We provide you with free case management and advocacy during this stressful and painful time.
The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) can be complicated and confusing, especially when you are trying to deal with pain and discomfort from an injury. We have a combined 75 years of clinical experience, but we also have ample experience handling the casework for federal workers’ compensation claims. At CenTex Spine & Rehab, we are happy to be your medical team and your compensation advocates.
Decompression therapy can most certainly be included in your injury treatment and covered by workers’ compensation benefits. We have advocated for many patients to receive this treatment as part of their larger plan to ensure full healing of their injury and a return to work as quickly and effectively as possible. Our team will ensure that your workers’ compensation paperwork is filled out correctly and submitted in a timely fashion so that you get the full benefits you deserve for your injuries.
At CenTex Spine & Rehab, we are dedicated to helping federal employees and government contractors get the medical care and workers’ compensation benefits they deserve when they have sustained injuries on the job. If you are a federal employee, including VA hospital workers and post office employees, who has been injured as a result of workplace duties, you need a doctor and medical team authorized and experienced with The Office of Workers’ Compensation Program through the Department of Labor. You need CenTex Spine & Rehab!
From initial examination through possible surgery and any rehabilitation, the cost of the medical treatment needed for a workplace-related injury can be covered through workers’ compensation benefits. As a federal employee, your benefits will come from OWCP. The medical team at CenTex Spine & Rehab will help you file your claim and make sure your recovery process is as smooth as possible. Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss your injury and options. We are here to help you fully recover from your injury so that you can get back to work quickly without the added stress of dealing with workers’ compensation issues. Give us a call! We look forward to helping you with your healthcare needs.