Injured at WorkIf you have been injured at work, it is important to receive prompt medical attention for multiple reasons. First and foremost, you need to make sure you are properly cared for and treated. Second, you need an accurate diagnosis to place a claim for workers compensation or negligence.

Your Options

Depending on your situation, symptoms, and diagnosis, you have a number of treatment options at your disposal. The typical breakdown looks like this:

  • Physical therapy. Doctors are beginning to rely more and more on physical therapy as an effective solution to back and neck pain. With targeted exercises and gentle stretches, a therapist can help you relieve pressure, increase mobility, and promote strength in muscles, tendons, and joints.
  • Medication and Injections. The next option is generally over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, or injections. Injections are particularly safe and effective in most cases.
  • Surgery. While you may want to avoid surgery, it is certainly a viable option for cases of advanced pain. Surgery can provide a long-term solution and attempts to fix the issue, as opposed to covering it up.

If you suffer from back or neck pain related to work, don’t hesitate to seek treatment immediately. In some cases, your treatment expenses may even be covered under insurance or workers compensation.