Pain Management Treatment for a Work Injury

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 by anna

Besides your family, nothing will define your life on this planet more than your career. Not only does it represent your character, but it also shapes the perception society has of you. Now, what would happen if you were to sustain an unfortunate but critical work injury, which rendered you less effective and productive? If you sustain an injury, which occurred as you were performing a work related task or assignment; this is what is known as a work injury. In most of the cases, your company’s workers compensation insurance would be responsible for covering your medical and rehabilitation fees until you return to full health or until the healing process is complete.

The most common reason for a work injury, and thus the subsequent pain arising out of it is due to:

• Sprain and strain of the spine
• Repetitive motion injury, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Excessive amounts of work which requires physical contribution, such as heavy lifting

There are different types of pain management treatments available for a work injury. It is advised that you consult a doctor to find the right treatment; your doctor may suggest the following:

• Physical Therapy
o Under the proper guidance of a trained physical therapist, and a combination of strengthening and flexibility exercises, physical therapy can facilitate a quicker recovery.
• Medications and Injections
o A combination of vitamins, steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications and pain injections is used to control inflammation and relieve pain.
• Chiropractic Care
o This treatment helps in maintaining the mechanical integrity of the affected joints by restoring their natural alignment, which may have been altered due to the injury.
• Acupuncture Treatment
o Your doctor may administer acupuncture, which when combined with cold laser therapy, reduces the pain and inflammation by promoting healthy blood flow.

For questions regarding pain management for work injury, feel free to call us today at (847) 299-7000.

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