April 4, 2012
Attention: AMSC Members – Please distribute to all appropriate personnel
The important role that chiropractic treatment can play within a comprehensive workplace benefits program appears to be gaining recognition, health professionals report.
In recent years, many workplaces have added chiropractic treatment to their benefits plans. Canada’s 7,000 chiropractors practise a drug-free, manual approach to health care that includes patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
“In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system,” the Canadian Chiropractic Association explains.
One reason why chiropractic treatment is gaining higher profile is that many workers suffer from chronic back pain, repetitive stress syndrome and tension headaches:
“One of the main reasons people choose chiropractic treatment is that they often get quick results,” the Canadian Chiropractic Association reports.
“Individual cases vary and chronic conditions obviously need more treatment, but Workers' Compensation Board studies show that people with low back pain get back to work much faster with chiropractic care.”
Another feature of chiropractic care is that it offers drug-free treatment, which is attractive to some employees.
Although chiropractic treatment is increasingly valued as a benefit, many workers remain unclear about how and when it might be appropriate to make use of this treatment option.
Here are more facts about chiropractic care and how it fits into benefits programs:
--Adapted from the Canadian Chiropractic Association
If you have any questions or require additional information on the group benefits plans offered by AMSC, please contact Paul Mizzi at 780-433-4431 ext.4545.
|Wendy Graden |
Executive Officer, HR Shared
Services & Corporate
Director, Benefits Services