Work Related Injury

Northwest Indiana Work Injury Specialist

Injuries at work should be treated immediately to avoid further complications. If you have had a work injury, Dr. Rajive Adlaka at Pain Control Associates in Schererville, Indiana can help you.

Work-Related Injury Q & A

How does Pain Control Associates, LLC help Work-Related Injuries?

Under the direction of Dr. Rajive Adlaka, Pain Control Associates, LLC offers comprehensive work injury programs to treat acute and chronic conditions resulting from any work-related injury.

What are the treatment goals?

As a part of the work injury treatment plans, there are many different screenings and evaluations performed including:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Post Offer Screens,
  • Return to Work Evaluations and Impairment Ratings
  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with caseworkers
  • Facilitate early return to work

All the options are explored to help minimize the increasing costs and return you back to work through individualized work-related injury therapy.

Depending on your specific injury, there are a number of different treatment options available including:

  • Full Medical Exam
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Minimally invasive treatment options, such as Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Massage Therapy
  • Maintenance Care (after care)
  • Rx Dispensary (minimizes patient out-of-pocket costs, more convenient)
  • Electromyogram (EMG) and/or Electromylogram
  • Neurostimulation Therapy
  • Diagnostic Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy

How do I know when I can go back to work?

Based on your job specifics, Pain Center Associates, LLC. can develop effective therapy programs to create a timeline for your safe return to work. They can also put constraints in place to prevent re-injury.

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides coverage to employees that have suffered injuries or illnesses through work-related activities. An employee with a work-related injury or illness can receive workers’ comp benefits regardless of fault. Workers’ compensation covers hospital and medical expenses that are necessary for treatment. They also provide disability payments during the time you are unable to work. Workers compensation can be received for injuries that are received over a long period, not just immediate accidents. This can include repetitive stress injuries or chronic problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or knee stress.

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Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain

Headaches

  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications

EMG/NCV

  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture