Injury Treatment Services in Chicago, IL
What is Work Conditioning?
Work conditioning is a program intended to return the injured worker back to full-duty work. Our goal is 100% return to work. Our clinician will design a program based on the patient's work demands to return the patient safely back to his/her normal duties. Programs are usually between 4-6 weeks and are sometimes performed daily under our professional supervision for 4 hours a day. Frequent evaluations are provided in the interim in order to assess the patient's progress through the program.
Benefits of Work Hardening Physical Therapy Treatment
Work Conditioning provides a daily program that gets the injured worker “out of the house” and more focused on a daily program of work
This treatment supports a positive relationship with the employer as the worker takes an active role in the return to work process.
Work Conditioning accelerates the physical recovery while diminishing the potential for chronic disability.
It facilitates an earlier, safer return to work
Work Conditioning can limit the financial loss associated with the inability to work.
What is Physical Therapy?
People rely on physical therapy services intended to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability. Physical rehabilitation includes care in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by the process of injury or disease.
Our process for treating patients who need Physical Therapy
Our orthopedic rehabilitation addresses injury and disease that involves muscle, bone, ligament, tendon and joints. Work-related injuries, sports injuries and injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents are among the most common forms of injuries requiring physical therapy. Most musculoskeletal injuries may benefit from passive and active physical therapy. Our physical rehabilitation clinicians in Chicago will evaluate the individual's injury with a physical evaluation and then choose the most appropriate course of physical therapy treatment.
Physical therapy treatments are available for:
Low Back Pain With or Without Sciatica
What is Pain Management Care?
Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. The treatment may require a medical doctor specializing in pain management. An example of the type of pain treated with our pain management services would be back pain that irritates the nerve root from a herniated disc with radiation down the leg that is not resolving with therapy or medication on its own. A Pain Management physician is trained to identify and provide different back pain treatment options.
Sometimes you just need a pain management doctor near you to utilize their skills to provide you with the relief you need. We look forward to helping you with our expert pain management treatments, including back pain treatments, neck pain treatments, and other types of pain you may be experiencing.
Common Conditions Treated by Our Pain Management Doctors in Chicago
Herniated / Bulging Discs (Low Back and Neck)
Severe Neck and Low Back Pain
Severe Pain Associated With Injuries
Diagnostic Testing, X-Rays, EMG’s & NCV’s What is Diagnostic Testing?
Diagnostic testing is essential to the basic management of patient care, allowing our physicians to detect disease earlier, make diagnoses, prescribe therapies, and monitor patient progress. La Clinica, S.C., offers a variety of diagnostic testing services to patients during their care program including radiological services (X-rays) and NCVs/EMGs.
X-Rays, EMGs and NCVs
X-rays: Plain X-rays are not painful. They are a quick, non-invasive study useful in the detection of pathology of the skeletal system, as well as for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue. In many cases, regular X-rays are the only diagnostic test that is performed.
EMG/NCV: Electrodiagnostic testing is a minimally invasive procedure in which very tiny needles are placed along the spine and along certain muscles. The electrical response between the nerves and the muscles can determine which nerves are not functioning properly.
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries, as well as other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic and spine surgeons address most musculoskeletal ailments including arthritis, trauma, and congenital deformities using both surgical and non-surgical means.
Your treating physician may choose to send you for a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. If after a thorough evaluation, it is determined that you are a candidate for surgical intervention, you may choose to benefit from advanced techniques ranging from minimally invasive procedures to complex reconstructive surgery using state-of-the-art technologies.
Orthopedic surgical services include:
Procedures to the spine, knee, shoulder, hand/wrist and foot/ankle. Your doctor will explain to you which procedure will be most appropriate to help cure or improve symptoms and function of the musculoskeletal system.
What are chiropractic services?
Chiropractic physicians are health care professionals that diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system through different chiropractic services. They will be your primary provider of care for the chiropractic treatment of your pain and injury.
List of Conditions We Treat Through Chiropractic Services:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Have you been injured on the job and live in the Chicago Metropolitan Area? You have rights regarding worker’s comp in Chicago, and there is no need to suffer or stay with a doctor the company suggests if you are not getting adequately treated for your work injuries. La Clinica, S.C. was established in 2005 to provide work injury treatment for hurt workers in Chicago and Cicero. Our work injury doctors specialize in a variety of rehabilitation and chiropractic services to help patients find the relief they need to get back to work.
Our worker’s comp doctors in Chicago will assess your injury, review your medical history, and determine a course of treatment to relieve your neck, back, or other pain sustained from an injury at work. Remember, no company doctor approval is required to treat with us. We encourage you to contact La Clinica, S.C. today to make an appointment!
What Should You Know about Worker’s Comp Rights in Chicago?
Unfortunately, many patients we encounter do not have an exact understanding of their rights regarding work injury treatment in Chicago. If you have suffered an acute injury on the job or now have chronic pain due to the nature of your work, you are entitled to treatment. And no company doctor approval is required.
You should know that your employer is responsible for paying for all medical care needed to relieve an injured worker’s pain. While an employer can create a preferred provider program (PPP), an employee can choose to decline participation at any time. He or she can also petition the Commission if he or she doesn’t think the doctor on the PPP list is providing quality care. Also, at any time, an employee can choose his or her own doctor to get proper care.
If you have any other questions, we encourage you to check out our FAQs page, which has additional information on your worker’s compensation rights.
Although worker’s comp rights in Chicago can be somewhat confusing, one thing that is clear is you will find the best possible care when you visit our work injury doctors in Chicago. From the moment you make an appointment and enter one of our five facilities in Chicago and Cicero, you will be treated with the highest level of professionalism.
Contact La Clinica, S.C. Today to Make an Appointment and
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