Work-Related Back Injury Treatments in Northern New Jersey
Work-related back injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially tolling on the victim. At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, our expert neurosurgeons, spine specialists, pain management doctors, and physical therapists understand the need to have a case manager approve treatment so the workers’ compensation carrier will cover the medical expenses plus provide the patient continued salary reimbursement while recovering from the injury. CNSO is committed to providing the proper evaluation, diagnosis, and care for any patient so they can quickly return to work. With locations throughout northern New Jersey, from Hudson County, Bergen County, Passaic County to Essex County and Morris County, patients can be sure to have access to quality care near them
The Basics on Work-Related Back Injuries
Head, neck, and back injuries can be tremendously painful and are one of the most common causes of work-related injury in America. They can happen in any workplace environment including manual labor to commercial driving, and even desk job positions. For example, someone can trip and fall on a telephone cord on the floor. Most commonly, neck and back injuries are caused by unsafe lifting, heavy machinery or equipment malfunction, or sitting long hours typing at a desk. These injuries can be very painful, leading to missed work days and wages if a workers’ compensation claim is not filed.
Back injuries in the workplace can occur in any industry and work environment.
Patients that experience a work-related injury must comply with workers’ compensation benefits plans by immediately reporting the injury to the plan. If uncertain who to contact, a worker should contact their company’s human relations department or the owner of the company in order to secure the proper contact information. The team at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics is well-versed in workers’ compensation plans and can help navigate the system for patients. After reporting the claim, a case manager will be assigned to the victim’s injury and care needs. CNSO has years of experience providing the proper care and necessary medical and administrative documentation within the workers’ compensation carriers’ allotted timeframe.
CNSO Is The Choice For Work-Related Injury
CNSO understands the importance of examining and treating work-related head, neck, or back injuries quickly, so visits will be scheduled immediately. The compassionate team of board-certified neurosurgeons and physicians will perform a comprehensive review of the patient’s medical history, the details surrounding the events that lead to the injury, and the current physical condition of the patient. They will clearly explain and document their assessment including causality, level of disability, expected return to work dates, and their treatment recommendations. After each visit, both the patient and their case manager will clearly know the status of their care and treatment needs.
Work-Related Back Injury Treatment Options
After diagnosing the type and seriousness of the work-related back injury, our physicians coordinate communication among the patient, case manager, adjustor, and assigned specialists to provide the most effective and efficient treatment plan for a successful return to work. Treatment options offered at CNSO may include:
Patients with work-related back injuries can receive relief from pain by conservative non-surgical treatment methods. These options offer minimal downtime and are considered to be less invasive. Non-surgical treatment options CNSO offers include:
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation medicine
- Steroid Injections for joints
- Trigger point injection for muscle spasms
- Epidural steroid injection
- SI joint injection
- Medial Branch Block
- Medications including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opiates, and opiate alternatives
- Braces and supportive equipment
If a patient experiences an extreme injury such as head or spine trauma from a fall or other accident at work, it may require surgical intervention. Our highly trained neurosurgeons and spine surgeons always provide high-quality effective care that resolves work-related back injuries and pain while minimizing discomfort and downtime. Procedures we commonly perform include:
- Brain Surgery
- Facial reconstructive surgery
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Robotic spine surgery
- Complex spine surgery
- Discectomy surgery
- Laminectomy surgery
- Spinal fusion surgery
- Spinal decompression surgery
Schedule an Appointment Today
Ask your case manager or adjustor to refer you to the trusted team of award-winning neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physicians, and physical therapists at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics. Each doctor has been recognized by the medical community for their quality of care, including their ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat work injuries efficiently and compassionately. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of the Northern New Jersey locations.