Work Injury/Auto Accident

Core Rehab -  - Physical Therapist

Core Rehab

Physical Therapist located in Chicago, IL

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.

Work Injury Q&A

What is a work injury?

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. 

What are the symptoms of a work injury?

Common symptoms of a work injury include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Difficulty performing routine tasks
  • Swelling, stiffness, or general discomfort

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.

What activities increase the risk of a work injury?

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:

  • Stressing the same muscles through repetition
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Poor posture
  • Not exercising enough
  • Failing to stretch before work

You might also experience a work injury if you spend the majority of your day typing or using hand tools.

If I experience a work injury, what steps should I take?

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.

How is a work injury treated?

Treatment of a work injury depends on the underlying cause and its severity. Core Rehab LLC typically recommends conservative, minimally invasive treatments, including:

  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Exercise and posture modifications
  • Vertebral axial decompression (VAX-D)

If conservative treatments don’t provide relief, orthopedic surgery may be necessary. 

Were you injured at work? Hurt in an auto accident? If so, please contact our office right away to set up a consultation with our medical doctor. Dr. Chunduri and our physical therapy team specialize in these types of injuries and can help you get your treatment underway.

To receive treatment for a work injury, make an appointment at Core Rehab LLC by calling the office or scheduling online today.