Since you fell and hurt your neck at work, your life has been turned upside down. Besides the enormous amount of pain from which you suffer all day long, you’ve missed time away from work and your finances have been severely impacted. Unfortunately, many neck injuries won’t go away on their own and you may need medical treatment. Here, a East Shore workers’ comp lawyer takes a look at the common treatments for on-the-job neck injuries.
The doctor will likely prescribe medication to help you with your injury. Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can reduce swelling and also help with the pain. Additionally, pain medication may help alleviate the discomfort you feel and allow you to carry on with your daily life.
Physical therapy has helped many folks who suffer from neck injuries. Therapists perform treatments and recommend exercises that can help your injured neck get back to normal. Your doctor may suggest this type of treatment on its own, or after surgery to help your neck regain its strength.
Depending on the injury, surgery may be the only option for you. This is usually the option the doctor chooses after all other treatments have failed. Surgery is often used to resolve the issue, which may also eliminate the pain you feel because of the injury.
Neck injuries are expensive to treat. Between the costly medical bills and the time lost from work because of the injury, you could end up in debt. West Shore workers’ compensation may be able to help you pay the bills while you are injured.
The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer want to help you with your situation. Call us today to talk to a lawyer to find out how we can assist you.
If you know someone who experienced a neck injury on the job, we encourage you to share this information with him or her!