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Work Related Injuries

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Work Related Injuries

Millions of Americans experience work-related injuries each year, affecting their ability to make money and support their families. At Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona, Nikesh Seth, MD, and the team of pain medicine specialists offer a wide range of minimally invasive treatments for work-related injuries. After an exam and testing, they can make personalized care recommendations that help you return to the job site. Call the nearest Integrated Pain Consultants office today to schedule a work-related injury consultation, or book your appointment online.

Work Related Injuries Q & A

Most work-related injuries aren’t serious, right?

No. You should never minimize a work-related injury. If you get hurt while working, it’s essential to visit a qualified medical provider, regardless of your symptoms. 

After an injury, your body releases hormones like adrenaline and epinephrine. These chemical messengers affect how your brain transmits pain signals, so you might not realize there’s an issue until hours or days later.

Undergoing a post-injury evaluation at Integrated Pain Consultants can determine the severity of the issue and prevent it from worsening. 

What are some common work-related injuries?

The Integrated Pain Consultants team treats various work-related injuries, including:

  • Slips and falls
  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts
  • Bruises and abrasions
  • Collisions
  • Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)
  • Concussions
  • Headaches and migraines

Sometimes, work-related injuries cause musculoskeletal damage, like broken bones and dislocated joints.

How do pain medicine specialists diagnose work-related injuries?

Your Integrated Pain Consultants provider reviews your medical records and asks about your injury, including what you were doing when it happened and if you were wearing the proper safety gear. 

Next, they complete a physical exam. Your provider looks at the affected area for redness, swelling, and bruising and completes various tests, checking your muscle strength, coordination, reflexes, and balance.

They might also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, an MRI, or an ultrasound, if they suspect a broken bone or soft tissue injury.

How are work-related injuries treated?

The Integrated Pain Consultants team treats work-related injuries using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. They might recommend:

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Pain medication
  • Anticonvulsant medication
  • Antidepressants for pain control
  • Epidural injections
  • Medial branch or facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Hyaluronic acid injections for joint pain
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Medical Botox® injections

It might take more than one treatment to provide lasting relief, depending on the severity of your injury. The team monitors your progress at regular checkups and makes adjustments to ensure optimal outcomes.

How can I reduce my risk of work-related injuries?

The easiest way to reduce your risk of a work-related injury is to follow safety guidelines at work. The Integrated Pain Consultants team recommends wearing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), never taking shortcuts, and inspecting and maintaining the tools you regularly use.

Call the nearest Integrated Pain Consultants office today to receive treatment for a work-related injury, or book your appointment online.