Workplace injuries have the potential to impact any business at any time, regardless of how careful employers may be. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were approximately 2.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers last year. That’s 3% of full-time workers!
Unfortunately, the longer a Worker’s Comp beneficiary is out of work, the less likely they are to return to work - some studies estimate that a six-month absence reduces one’s chances of ever returning to work to less than 50%.
USA Pain Clinics understands the tremendous financial toll work-related injuries can take on workers, employers and insurance providers. We believe that appropriate early return to work is in the best interest of all parties.
Our staff maintains an active return-to-work philosophy. In order to make early return to work possible, we provide aggressive treatment to address and alleviate pain. The sooner a patient is treated, the sooner they can return to their routine. New Worker’s Compensation patients are seen within two weeks of referral and receipt of medical records.
We aim to reduce pain early on so that patients can begin attending physical therapy and set the healing process in motion. Our medical providers work with other professionals to document and assess the employee’s injury. After pain management allows advancement to rehabilitation, our goal is to move the employee to light or modified-duty assessment and hopefully, a complete return to employability.
USA Pain Clinics maintains a strict policy on the use of opiates in pain management. We strive to control and not escalate utilization when we can. The procedures we implement can often decrease the need for opiates.
Our comprehensive, holistic approach incorporates multidisciplinary methods to compassionately meet patient needs. Our goal is greater functionality and a more active lifestyle for our patients.