Whether you have sustained an injury in or out of the workplace, it is important to allow yourself time to rest and heal properly. Your body is designed to repair injuries as they occur, but this process can take significant time that you might need to spend away from work. Seeing a pain management specialist for treatment options to accelerate your healing can get you back to the workplace faster with a lower chance for future injuries.
Here are some of the reasons that a specialist should be consulted in addition to your primary physician for injury care:
- Better options for treatment: Pain management specialists use a variety of healing techniques, including surgery, therapeutic injections, medication, and nerve blocks. These therapies are adaptable to a variety of injury cases, and they are only available through a specialized medical practice.
- Accurate and detailed diagnosis: Knowing the exact damage sustained during an injury along with the specific location of the damage will help your doctor assess how the injury is healing with different therapies. With a specialist, you will have access to advanced diagnostic procedures that give the most detail possible for your initial diagnosis and follow-up care.
- Comprehensive follow-up care: When pain management treatment is being used for injury care, it is important to address when regular activities can be resumed. Some patients may start to feel better and return to work too early, which can raise the chances of further injury. A pain management specialist will help you through the entire recovery process and give you valuable insight on when to return to work.
For the accurate and compassionate care you need after an injury, visit Pain Specialists of Orange County in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, or Irvine for a look at your treatment options. Call us at (888) 699-1334 or visit our website for a complete overview of our advanced pain management treatments for your recovery.