MIDWEST CITY, Okla., July 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic, a full-service chiropractic clinic in Midwest City, OK, recently earned approval to be a chiropractic provider for the U.S. Department of Labor. As a result, Dr. Steve Sweeney and his team can now handle federal employees' workers' compensation claims. The Midwest City chiropractor and his staff are promoting the new designation to ensure that local federal employees are aware of it.
"From what I have gathered, it is often difficult for federal employees to find local chiropractors who are official chiropractic providers for the Department of Labor. We are excited to offer this service to federal employees throughout the area," said Dr. Sweeney.
The process of becoming a chiropractic provider for the U.S. Department of Labor is rigorous. The agency has very specific rules in place regarding the types of injuries that may be treated under workers' compensation as well as the types of treatments that are covered. In the case of chiropractic care, the agency only covers manual manipulations of the spine. These manipulations only qualify when they are used to treat subluxations, or misalignments, of the spine. Further, the subluxation in question must be clearly evident on an X-ray, and the X-ray must have been taken shortly after the injury occurred. "The Department of Labor is very specific about these requirements," said Dr. Sweeney, "and they are satisfied that my staff and I can diagnose and treat spinal subluxations that occur due to workplace accidents."
Misalignments of the vertebrae of the spine are common work-related injuries. They happen in a variety of ways. By far, however, the most common cause of back and neck issues, including subluxations, is repetitive motion that causes undue wear and tear over time. Oftentimes, the injured party is not properly trained to minimize the risk of developing such injuries. Falls in the workplace are also common causes of spinal subluxations. The spine may also be injured from improper positioning at a desk or elsewhere and from improper, unsafe lifting techniques. "Thanks to our new designation as a chiropractor for the U.S. Department of Labor, we can now assist federal employees who need to file workers' compensation claims due to such injuries," said Dr. Sweeney.
Dr. Sweeney and the team at Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic provide a wide array of chiropractic and wellness services to the communities of Oklahoma City, Del City and Midwest City. In particular, the chiropractor specializes in performing a variety of spinal adjustment and manual manipulation techniques that are designed to treat specific types of subluxations. Additionally, the clinic offers therapeutic ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and massage techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART).
Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic is located at 211 South Sooner Road in Midwest City. Appointments may be made by calling (405) 672-4800. Visit their website at http://www.sweeneychiro.com/ for more information.
Sweeney Chiropractic Clinic, (405) 672-4800
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