The numbers surrounding workplace injuries are scary — a worker is injured every 7 seconds in the United States, which totals nearly 13,000 per day. The end result of these injuries are 100 million work days lost to injury. If you’ve been injured at work, your first order of business is to ensure that you receive the care you need, in both the short term and long term, if necessary.
At Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management, our highly qualified team of medical experts understands the nature of workplace injuries and why it’s so important that we properly assess you right from the start. In fact, this initial assessment sets the entire stage for your recovery, which is why you should seek medical care as soon as possible after your injury.
Here’s a look at why a thorough evaluation of your workplace injury is essential for effective treatment.
If you’ve been injured at work, your first goal is to address the injury so that you’re not living in pain, which is certainly one of our primary goals, as well. As pain management specialists, we understand the steps we need to take to restore your quality of life.
While immediate relief is essential, we want to emphasize that a thorough assessment of your injury right from the start ensures that you continue to receive the medical support you need down the road. Your musculoskeletal system is highly complex, and many injuries can have long-term consequences, even when they’re diagnosed and treated properly right from the start.
For example, if you injure your lower back, which is one of the more common workplace injuries, we work with you to address the immediate problem and discomfort. But we understand that your spine is tricky and an injury now may set you up for problems down the road. In these cases, we may suggest a strong course of physical therapy to protect against re-injury.
Again, this is just one example of how a workplace injury needs to be properly assessed right away so that your immediate and future needs are met.
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While your health and wellness are paramount, a thorough medical evaluation after a workplace injury also ensures that you meet the requirements of workers’ comp. If you’re filing a workers’ comp claim, we can provide all of the necessary information to your employer and the insurance company so that both your financial and health care needs are covered.
Getting back to what we mentioned above about long-term care, during your thorough evaluation we can note that you will likely need ongoing care and support. This reduces the chances of running into roadblocks down the road, since we thoroughly document and outline your potential needs from the start.
Ultimately, you have everything to gain from seeking our help as soon as possible after your workplace injury. To learn more or to set up an appointment at one of our two locations in Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York, please contact us by phone or through this website.