Personalized Work Injury Treatment For Workers Compensation
Certain job functions are toilsome and require repetitive motions that can result in injuries, such as spinal misalignment, muscle strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In other cases, work injuries can be caused by a single incident. You are at a greater risk of sustaining a job-related injury if you work in a physically demanding industry.
At Texas Injury Clinic in Fort Worth, TX we offer a comprehensive work injury treatment plan that includes work hardening programs, as well as DRX9000™ spinal decompression therapy. During your initial consultation, your doctor will conduct a thorough examination to determine the extent of damage and root of the injury. In addition, we can also provide a listing of work compensation attorneys in your area to help you receive the compensation and comprehensive care you need.
Common Causes of Work Injuries
Work-related injuries can be caused by an accident or develop over time from repetitive motions. Jobs that often result in injury include:
- Administrative work that requires typing, writing, and mouse clicking
- Construction work, involving digging, jackhammering, sawing, and cutting
- Driving, which requires looking backwards for extended periods of time
- Assembly line work
- Stocking or delivery work that requires heavy lifting
- Mechanical work
Our team can work with you to determine the source of the injury and design a customized treatment plan.
Testing and Evaluation
In order to properly diagnose your injury, a doctor experienced in work-related injuries should perform thorough testing. At our clinic, we can perform x-rays and physical evaluations to determine the appropriate treatment.
Digital imaging enables our doctors to identify the extent and location of damage to your skeletal system. These scans are extremely beneficial for spinal and neck injuries. With this information, our doctors can formulate a personalized work injury treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
During an FCE, the doctor can evaluate your capacity to perform a series of activities related to your job. This test can measure your strength, endurance, and tolerance for certain positions.
Physical Performance Evaluation (PPE)
For patients with more physically demanding jobs, the doctor may recommend a PPE. During this exam, you will perform a series of physical tests, including but not limited to bending, kneeling, lifting, pushing, and carrying, to determine your physical limitations.
Work Injury Treatment Options
The treatment administered will depend upon the extent of your injury. At Texas Injury Clinic, we provide a wide range of work injury treatment options, including:
Massage Therapy: This nonsurgical approach is administered by a licensed massage therapist to help alleviate discomfort and release muscle tension.
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: If surgery is required, we can provide physical therapy to help you recover and achieve optimal health. We also provide chiropractic care, cryotherapy, moist heat therapy, and trigger point therapy for additional rehabilitation.
Work Hardening Program: If you wish to return to work after an extended period of recovery, we can help you transition back to physical activity and meet manual labor requirements. During this program, we can simulate your job-specific work activities on a progressively graded scale to increase your physical tolerance.
Work Conditioning Program: This program is appropriate for patients who suffered an injury and are still in significant pain after surgery and specialized treatment. During a work conditioning program, we can provide counseling and physical therapy to prepare you for future work.
Chronic Pain Programs: To help you manage and minimize chronic pain associated with an injury, we can create a comprehensive treatment involving physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, and lifestyle advice.
Specialized Treatment: If nonsurgical treatments are unsuccessful, we can refer you to local specialists for additional testing, surgery, and pain management.
DRX9000 Spinal Decompression System: This advanced spinal decompression system can alleviate back and neck pain and reduce pressure on the spine, discs, and joints. This device helps to increase fluid diffusion between spinal discs for patients suffering from a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease.
Find Treatment Today
Symptoms from a job-related injury can range from minimal to debilitating. Our team is equipped to treat even the most complex cases, helping you to avoid more advanced complications and re-injury. If you have recently experienced a work-related injury, call Texas Injury Clinic at (817) 624-7222 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.