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Work-Related Injuries Specialist

Pain Institute of Southern Arizona

Pain Management & Pain Medicine located in Tucson, AZ & Green Valley, AZ

Being off the job due to a work-related injury is difficult on all levels: physical, emotional, and financial. The only thing that’s worse is when your acute injury turns into an ongoing pain problem that’s not relieved with conventional medicine. The Pain Institute of Southern Arizona in Tucson, Oro Valley, or Green Valley, Arizona, has years of experience providing highly specialized interventional pain treatments that effectively alleviate your pain when other options fail. You can also visit Regional Pain Institute in Apache Junction, San Tan Valley, and Gilbert, Arizona, a division of the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online.

Work-Related Injuries Q & A

What is a work-related injury?

A work-related injury includes any health problem that occurs on the job. You need to establish a connection between the injury or illness and your job. Otherwise, many different types of health problems are included in the definition of a work-related injury.

Most employers in Arizona carry workers’ compensation. To file a claim for a work-related injury, you need a medical evaluation, then you must submit a Worker’s Report of Injury form. You should file this form as soon as your physician determines you can’t go back to work.

What are the most common work-related injuries?

The doctors at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona provide pain relief for many different types of work-related injuries. However, some of the most common include:

  • Acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, and fractures due to falls
  • Chronic injuries, often due to repetitive stress like typing, standing for a long time, or lifting
  • Crush injuries, often resulting in serious trauma to muscles, nerves, and bones

Chronic lower back pain is the most common repetitive stress injury.

How is pain due to a work-related injury treated?

By the time you decide to consult with the team at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona, chances are you’ve been through every other conventional treatment, yet you still struggle with ongoing pain. If you’re searching for new treatment options, you’ll find them here.

The doctors at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona specialize in interventional pain medicine, which means they offer numerous treatments that stop pain by blocking pain signals transmitted by nerves, reducing inflammation in nerves, or both.

After a thorough examination and diagnostic tests, your doctor identifies the nerves responsible for your pain, then determines the treatment that’s best for your individual health needs.

These are only a few of the possible treatments you may receive:

  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Medial branch block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Some of these treatments use injections of anesthetics and steroids, while others use mild electrical stimulation or radiofrequency, but they all accomplish the same goal: They block the nerves sending pain messages to your brain. If your brain doesn’t get the message, you won’t feel the pain. In addition to providing immediate and long-lasting pain relief, these treatments help you participate in the physical therapy that helps strengthen and rehabilitate your body.

If you continue to suffer pain following a work-related injury, call the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona or request an appointment online.

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