Pain Physicians of Indiana
Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Merrillville, IN
Work-related injuries can be overwhelming, and having the right medical support can help ease your troubles and your pain and ensure you have a better, faster, and smoother recovery. At the Pain Physicians of Indiana, P.C., in Merrillville, Indiana, interventional pain medicine physician Tarek H. Shahbandar, MD, is dedicated to providing the necessary high-caliber medical care that can give you pain relief and help you get back to living your normal daily life as soon as possible. Find out more by calling the Pain Physicians of Indiana, P.C., office or booking an appointment online today.
Workman's Compensation Injuries Q & A
What are work-related injuries?
Work-related injuries refer to injuries that are associated with and occur as a result of your work or occupation. These injuries can lead to pain, temporary or permanent physical damage, impaired functioning, missed work, sleep deprivation, and more. Work-related injuries can negatively impact your daily life without the right medical care and support.
Work-related injuries can vary in type and severity. Dr. Tarek Shahbandar can treat a wide spectrum of work-related injuries, such as lingering inflammation and swelling from a fracture.
What are the most common work-related injuries?
Work-related injuries can result in physical damage, inflammation, fractures, breaks, muscle tears and sprains, and more. Some of the most common work-related injuries involve:
- Falls and trips
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Strikes by objects or equipment
- Acts of violence
- Exposure to harmful environments or substances
Some work tasks entail repetitive movements or postures, such as working on a factory line. This can lead to some form of tissue overload or injury. Jobs that involve heavy lifting and dangerous equipment, hazardous chemicals or substances, and other harsh environments may be more likely to lead to a work-related injury.
Even when you recover and return to work, you might need to adjust how you work and alter your workstation or job environment to make it more comfortable for you as you continue to heal.
How are work-related injuries treated?
To treat your work-related injury, Dr. Shahbandar usually starts with an assessment and evaluation to determine the extent of the injury and the best treatments. After appropriate testing, Dr. Shahbandar devises a personalized treatment plan that might include:
- Lifestyle modifications, such as appropriate regular exercise and optimal nutrition
- Spinal stimulation
- Epidural steroid injections
- Selective nerve root blocks
- Percutaneous disc decompression
- Radiofrequency neurotomy
- Intrathecal pump
- Limited use of medications, such as anti-inflammatories and pain relievers
Pain medications can sometimes help, for example, to facilitate sleep, relieve pain, and improve your moods. Dr. Shahbandar prescribes pain medications sparingly and focuses on other successful treatment methods.
Dr. Shahbandar can reduce your pain with proven-successful methods like selective nerve root blocks. He uses a number of treatments to enhance your overall health and assist your body during the healing process.
Dr. Shahbandar knows that improving your health involves going beyond just treating the injury and incorporates all aspects of your health and lifestyle to boost the healing process.
If you’ve suffered from a work-related injury, call the Pain Physicians of Indiana, P.C., office or use the online scheduling tool today.