Every seven seconds, an American employee experiences a work injury. If you hurt yourself while on the job, don’t wait to visit a doctor. The sooner you do, the sooner you can return to your normal routine. At Core Rehab LLC, the providers specialize in the treatment of work injuries. To make an appointment at the office in Chicago, Illinois, call or schedule online today.
A work injury occurs while on the job. Anyone can experience a work injury, but they’re most common in physically demanding professions like construction and warehousing. If your job requires you to lift heavy objects, use hand tools, or stand on your feet for extended periods, you’re at risk.
Common symptoms of a work injury include:
If you experience any of these symptoms and fail to respond to at-home treatments like rest, ice, or over-the-counter pain medication, visit Core Rehab LLC right away.
Most work injuries occur due to repeating the same motions over and over again, putting stress on your muscles, ligaments, and tendons, increasing the risk of a more serious issue.
Some activities that increase the risk of a work injury include:
You might also experience a work injury if you spend the majority of your day typing or using hand tools.
If you experience a work injury, alert your manager right away so they can begin the workers’ compensation process. Then, make an appointment at Core Rehab LLC. During your initial consultation, your provider conducts an exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and their severity.
If an exam and questionnaire don’t provide enough insight into your condition, your provider orders diagnostic imaging like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. These tests can pinpoint underlying issues like a herniated disc, bone spur, or arthritis.
Treatment of a work injury depends on the underlying cause and its severity. Core Rehab LLC typically recommends conservative, minimally invasive treatments, including:
If conservative treatments don’t provide relief, orthopedic surgery may be necessary.
To receive treatment for a work injury, make an appointment at Core Rehab LLC by calling the office or scheduling online today.