Work Injury TreatmentGilbert, AZ
Gilbert Physical Medicine offers work injury treatment to help patients relieve pain, regain motion, and get back to feeling their best. Work-related injuries are as unpredictable as they are unpleasant. However, they do not always have to cause permanent damage, interfere with your job, or hinder your quality of life.
Work injury treatment is available in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding area. We offer various treatment options and therapies to help patients recover from work-related injuries. Call 480-545-0000 for more information or to schedule a consultation.
Impact of Work-Related Injuries
Worldwide, approximately 300 million work-related injuries occur annually. A workplace injury refers to any injury or illness sustained on or related to one's job. Often, these injuries not only interfere with one's job but also with the rest of their life as well.
Work injuries range from mild to severe and often involve injuries to the muscles, tendons, joints, or skeletal system. Common injuries involve slipping or tripping, or being hit by falling objects. Other injuries are the type that may not happen in one incident but occur over time. For example, muscle strain or repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel can often result from one’s work duties.
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Workplace injuries usually impact the body in two ways—causing pain and stiffness and limiting mobility. These injuries often involve the neck and back, shoulders, hands and arms, and knees. The practitioners at Gilbert Physical Medicine can help treat these injuries in a number of ways using traditional chiropractic care and innovative healing technology. Our work injury treatments include:
- Cold Laser Therapy. This non-invasive treatment involves no heat and uses photons of light to penetrate the skin, promoting biochemical reactions that aid in pain reduction and healing.
- Physical Therapy. This therapy includes exercises and treatments aimed at helping injuries heal correctly and helping the patient regain physical function.
- PRP Therapy. Also known as platelet rich plasma therapy, it can harness the healing properties in the patient’s own to blood to reduce pain, speed healing, and increase mobility. Research shows it reduces pain and speeds healing after certain injuries.
- RRT. Rapid Release Muscle Therapy or RRT is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-speed vibration technology and can produce fast results. We use RRT in the treatment of carpal tunnel, pinched nerves, frozen shoulder, muscle spasms, and back and neck pain.
- Spinal Adjustment. This popular chiropractic treatment can be an effective treatment for herniated discs, muscle strain, stick neck and shoulders, and back spasms.
- Spinal Decompression.This therapy works by gently stretching the spine to relieve pain and pressure and bring the spine back to its natural alignment.
Benefits of Physical Medicine for Work Injuries
Being able to offer these services all under one roof allows us to use a variety of tools to customize a treatment plan to help the patient successfully recover from a work-related injury. Our treatments address the major concerns when it comes to work-related injuries: pain, healing, and mobility issues. Our practice will assess the nature of a patient's injury and apply the tools necessary to get the patient back to work and life.
We believe in using the natural and conservative approaches and harnessing the body's potential to heal itself. Through physical medicine, we can offer pain reduction without the use of prescription pain medication. In addition, our methods avoid surgery and will always strive to find the least invasive way to treat work-related injuries.
The Treatment Process
Treatment begins with the exam and consultation. Licensed medical and chiropractic physicians with specialized training in treating injuries provide thorough exams with diagnostics. We offer a range of in-house diagnostics, including X-rays, nerve conduction, and muscle testing, to help expedite the treatment process.
After a thorough review of your case, we will match you with the treatments best suited to help you recover. Also, our team is familiar with the worker's compensation process. We provide thorough follow-up, and advice patients can follow at home to aid in their recovery process.
Preventing Future Work Injuries
In addition to being therapeutic, many of our therapies can aid in preventing workplace injuries by enhancing coordination, improving flexibility, and relieving tension. Though accidents will always happen, there are some simple steps patients can take to prevent or minimize workplace injuries in most environments, such as the following:
- Avoid extended periods of sitting or standing
- Do stretching exercises
- Maintain good posture
- Taking frequent breaks while doing repetitive tasks
- Use a back brace and proper lifting techniques
Our team is happy to discuss with patients advice that relates to their specific line of work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common work-related injuries?
It varies by industry. However, most of the work-related injuries we see are sprains, muscle strains, and repetitive motion injuries. Many patients come to us seeking treatment for back and neck pain related to their job.
Will my insurance cover your services?
Many insurance plans will cover chiropractic care. Also, we work with a range of insurance providers. However, the best thing to do is contact your insurance company directly for specifics on your coverage.
What is a repetitive motion injury?
Repetitive motion injuries are common workplace injuries caused by overuse and repetitive movements. They usually occur in the hands, elbows, arms, shoulders, and knees. Our team can help you identify tasks in your job likely to cause these injuries and give you job-specific advice on how to help guard against this type of injury.
Do you perform any surgical procedures?
All our treatments are non-surgical. We offer non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments for pain and injury recovery. Our goal is to help patients relieve pain and heal an injury without surgery.
Is a spinal adjustment safe?
When performed by a licensed chiropractor, spinal adjustments are safe. Complications related to this treatment are rare. There are some individuals who should not receive spinal manipulation. However, we do a thorough exam and take a full medical history to make sure that spinal adjustment is safe for the patient.
Call Us Today
If you have been injured on the job, work injury treatment is available in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding area. Our team has experience helping people recover from a range of work-related injuries. Call Gilbert Physical Medicine today at 480-545-0000 to schedule an appointment or learn more.
Gilbert Physical Medicine is located at 725 W Elliot Rd Suite #115 Gilbert, AZ 85233.
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