By | 2018-08-18

Workers compensation doctors are trained and experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating workers compensation injuries. Work injuries need to be treated differently than other injuries since they not only require timely treatment but also complete documentation so that the patient can go on about his / her normal life. Here are the top treatments used to treat injuries by workers compensation doctors in Phoenix at one of the leading clinics, Arizona Injury Medical Associates.

Physical Medicine Acute and chronic pain may first be treated conservatively with medication management. Over the counter medication and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines may be given to a work injury patient. Interventional Pain Management Interventional Pain Management includes minimally invasive procedures to relieve pain by identifying the root cause. For instance, pain in a joint may be treated with an injection of steroid and anesthetic for lasting pain relief. Trigger Point Injections Trigger point injections are used to treat pain in neck and shoulder by injecting medicine directly into a trigger point or an area of muscle spasm. Apart from pain relief, trigger point infections loosen the muscles that cause the pain, helping with the rehabilitation process. Medical Acupuncture for Pain Management Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine that brings the body back into a balanced state by insertion of fine needles into specific locations in the body. This therapy has shown relief in work injury patients with neck and back pain. Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as headaches, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, and menstrual cramps, show relief with acupuncture. It may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program. Diagnostic Ultrasound Ultrasound helps to pinpoint the location or the root cause or underlying condition that is causing pain. It is a diagnostic tool to catch even the smallest injuries with a simple, fast, painless and extremely informative technique. Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapy can be the main or complementary treatment in work injury cases. Physical therapists alleviate pain with active rehabilitation and exercise. In addition, electrical stimulation using a TENS unit, heat or cold therapy, massage therapy and manual manipulation may be used to provide lasting relief to patients. Therapeutic Ultrasound Guided Injections Ultrasound guided injections increase the effectiveness of a joint injection by guiding the needle using ultrasound. The injections deliver medicine right into the joint. There is no guessing and the location accuracy is one hundred percent.