When I got hurt at work, I was in pain but not too concerned at first because I knew that I would be taken care of. What I was not expecting was the company doctor to put me on light duty, which meant that I would not be able to work overtime. I needed those hours in order to pay all of my bills, so I knew that I needed to take care of this on my own. I made an appointment with a Sacramento chiropractor, and I was able to get in the very next day.
When I explained that I was not able to work my regular job because I was not cleared for duty, I knew that I had come to the right place. The chiropractor did a full workup, including a physical exam and some tests to determine the extent of my injury. He was able to put me on a treatment plan that same day, which included a variety of things that the company doctor did not do. Of course he could not do the adjustments like the chiropractor, but he could have prescribed the physical therapy.
Another part of my treatment plan was to get deep tissue massages. I have always considered massages as something for pleasure, but I quickly learned that they can be quite therapeutic too. I had an adjustment and two massages that first week, along with physical therapy, and i could tell a difference just from that. I went back to my company doctor in two weeks, and I passed the physical with flying colors. I only missed a couple of weeks of overtime work, but I am actually happy about that because I would have missed a lot more if it had not been for the treatment plan that the chiropractor had put together for me.