Workman’s Compensation Injuries

Pain Medicine Group

Interventional Pain Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Fort Myers, FL, Oviedo, FL & Sarasota, FL

A work injury can be traumatic and stressful due to the legalities surrounding the workman’s compensation system. The specialists at Pain Medicine Group, which includes Michael A. Worobel, DO in Fort Myers, Nicole E. Burns, DO in Sarasota, and Mauna M. Radahd, MD and Jason C.Tse, DO in Oviedo, Florida, understand how to navigate the workers’ compensation system, and provide treatment for work-related injuries so you get the care you need to get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Call today or book an appointment online.

Workman’s Compensation Injuries Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance program through your employer that provides benefits, including coverage for health care, when you’ve been injured on the job. Due to the legal issues and paperwork involved in workers’ compensation claims, many physicians refuse to provide care for work injuries.

As a team dedicated to improving health in the state of Florida, Pain Medicine Group’s specialists understand the frustration many injured workers feel, and they provide comprehensive treatment and management for a wide range of workplace injuries.

What types of injuries are considered work-related?

Any injury or illness that occurs at work or because of work may be considered a work injury. Common work injuries include:

  • Strains, sprains, tears, or broken bones
  • Pain or soreness caused by overuse of muscles
  • Cuts or lacerations

A chronic medical condition that develops due to your work conditions, such as a heart condition or lung disease, may also be considered a work injury that falls under workers’ compensation.

How are work injuries treated?

The experts at Pain Medicine Group provide comprehensive treatment for work injuries. The specifics of your treatment depend on your injury, but may include:

  • Medication management
  • Joint injections, epidurals, or trigger point injections
  • Nerve ablations

The team may also recommend physical therapy to improve your strength, mobility, and coordination. Physical therapy exercises also improve range of motion and help to reduce pain.

Many of the recommended treatments are performed in-office, so there’s no need to travel to another facility for treatment. Pain Medicine Group also offers cutting-edge regenerative treatments, combining stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies, to accelerate the healing process and get you back to work without restrictions.

Will I need special tests for my work injury?

Many work injuries require diagnostic tests to help your doctor formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. This may include:

  • X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • Bloodwork
  • Electrodiagnostic testing

Your Pain Medicine Group physician may also recommend an in-office discogram if you’ve suffered a lower back injury. This is a specialized X-ray of the spine that uses dye to enhance the picture.

For management of your work injury, call the pain specialists at Pain Medicine Group or schedule an appointment online today.