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Serious injury at work place can affect your physical health and can damage or disturb your financial well-being. If injury causes you a chronic pain than it will make you unable to work and will also force you to get a leave from work for the long period. Work place injuries especially hazardous injuries also give you huge financial loss. Worker compensation doctors understand the importance of your quick returning to work, and try their best to take you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Network of many doctors’ works as worker compensation doctors which may usually includes;

  • Workers Comp Orthopedists
  • Workers Comp Physiatrists
  • Workers Comp Neurologists
  • Workers Comp Chiropractors
  • Workers Comp Pain Management Doctors
  • Workers Comp Physical Therapists
  • Workers Comp Psychologists

Medical treatments that will be provided by workers compensation doctors;

Most medical services which are necessary to help you feel better or get rid of your work place’s injury are covered by the insurance of worker compensation doctors and these medical services include the following;

  • Hospital Visits & Procedures
  • Medical Doctor Visits & Procedures
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hand therapy
  • Pain management
  • Podiatry
  • Diagnostic Resting (X-Ray, MRI, Cat-scan, etc.)
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies

Condition which workers compensation doctors treated:

Common work injuries that workers compensation doctors treated covers the list below;

  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Overuse traumas
  • Hearing loss
  • Psychological stress
  • Fractures
  • Bone dislocation
  • Breathing issues
  • Painful conditions or pain related to bad postures
  • Soft tissues injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • sprains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries

How to choose best workers compensation doctor?

Here are some of the best ways to help you while finding the right workers compensation doctor for you if you or your loved one recently meets a work related injury.

  • At first you can chose any medical provider or you may ask your regular physician for recommendations.
  • Look to your family and friends to refer you to a provider they trust.
  • Visit the New York Worker’s Compensation Board website to search for providers.
  • Use Injured Call Today search engine results to find out best Workers compensation doctors.

Keep these things in your mind if you think that doctor can be the best workers compensation doctor for you;

  • Their ability to document and process worker’s compensation claims
  • Familiarity and previous history addressing your medical issue
  • Capability to process the fees associated with worker’s compensation claims
  • Availability to testify or produce affidavits for your claim
  • Flexible scheduling appointment availability


You are eligible for medical benefit, treatment and money if you meet a work-related injury. Pain management institute is helping people to cure acute and chronic long term pain of your work injury to resume a normal life style. PMI has provided many treatments like stem cell therapy and many others.

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For the treatment of migraine with or without aura; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved Eli Lilly’s Reyvow. Serotonin are brain receptors which acts in migraine, Reyvow is the migraine treatment which binds with serotonin receptors and depressing central nervous system activity.

Nick Kozauer, MD, is acting as a deputy director of the FDA’s Division of Neurology Product said in his statement that “Reyvow is a new option for the acute treatment of migraine, a painful condition that affects one in seven Americans.” He further said that “We know that the migraine community is interested in more treatment options and we continuing to work with stakeholders in order to promote the development of new therapies for the acute and preventive treatment of migraine.”

According to the survey of American Migraine Foundation, migraine affects about 36 million adults in the United States and about billions of peoples worldwide. Migraine initially causes pain and nausea but in addition to that migraine also causes blurriness, light sensitivity and visual disturbances known as aura.

In two double-blind, placebo-controlled studies which were involve 3,200 patients (peoples suffering from migraine) nearly; the effectiveness of Reyvow tablets was demonstrated.  In one study, patients received 200mg of Reyvow and the patients of that study receive about 32% of pain relief after two hours of treatment but that compares to 15% taking a placebo which was enough to be considered statistically significant.

A neurology professor of Vanderbilt university and paid consultant to Lilly Jan Brandes, MD stated that “As a physician, I commonly treat patients who are looking for acute treatment options that offer the chance for pain freedom during migraine attacks and this approval is especially significant because migraine pain is so often severe and incapacitating”

Dizziness, fatigue, a burning or prickling sensation in the skin (paresthesia), and sedation was the most common side effects for Reyvow trails. FDA warns by labeling a caution saying that not to drive or operate machinery for at least eight hours after taking Reyvow. The Reyvow drug should also not be taken with other serotonin depressants or alcohol.

It should be remember that Reyvow is not approved for the preventive treatment of migraine.

The FDA has approved several new migraine therapies in recent years which include the injectable drugs to prevent migraine and neuromodulation devices that use electrical pulses to disrupt pain signals.

Migraine is a painful condition which can be triggered by various factors including lack of sleep or food, flashing or bright lights, hormonal changes, diet, and stress. Women are often three times more likely to suffer from migraine than man.

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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) describes as an array of painful conditions that are characterized by a continuing regional pain most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot). It is an uncommon chronic pain condition which is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

Causes of CRPS:

The cause of complex regional pain syndrome is unclear but it may be caused by an injury or any fracture. Sprains/strains, soft tissue injury (such as burns, cuts, or bruises), limb immobilization (such as being in a cast), surgery, or even minor medical procedures such as needle stick also be the reasons for complex regional pain syndrome.

Types of CRPS:

Complex regional pain syndrome is of two types, both have similar symptoms or signs but with different causes.

  • Type 1 occurs after an injury or illness but with an injury which didn’t directly damaged the nerves. Type 1 of complex regional pain syndrome is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) or Sundeck’s syndrome.
  • Type 2 of complex regional pain syndrome follows nerve damage. Sometimes it is also referred to as causalgia. It is an uncommon type of CRPS.


Some common symptoms you might experience if you’re suffering from complex regional pain syndrome are;

  • burning or throbbing pain which is mostly remains constant, usually in your arm, leg, hand or foot
  • Sensitivity to touch or cold
  • Swelling of the painful area
  • Changes in skin temperature; temperature alternate between sweaty and cold
  • Changes in skin color, ranging from white and mottled to red or blue
  • Changes in skin texture, which may become thin, shinny, or tinder in the affected area
  • Changes in hair and nail growth
  • Joint stiffness, swelling and damage
  • Muscle spasms, tremors, weakness and loss (atrophy)
  • Decreased ability or difficulty to move the affected body part


There is no single treatment which works for every patient of complex regional pain syndrome. Combination or multiple treatments are available if you’re experiencing pain because of CRPS.

  • Rehabilitation therapies; such therapies are effective when started early. These therapies won’t stop the pain but it restores as much function as possible and to improve quality of life.
  • Physiotherapy; most important treatment for complex regional pain syndrome. Physiotherapy prevents stiffness and loss of muscle tone as well as promoting circulation.
  • Occupational therapy; range of occupational therapies are there which can normalize the touch sensation and can manage pain symptoms.
  • Psychology and coping techniques; for long term severe pain its important because it affect your mood or emotions.
  • Drugs; painkillers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants can help relieving pain.
  • Spinal cord stimulation; a fine wire is implanted in the epidural space close to the nerves in your back to control the pain sensation.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which causes numbness, tingling and pain in the hand and arm. When the median nerve which is the one of the major nerves of the hand compresses or squeezed it results in carpal tunnel syndrome. In most of the patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time so it’s necessary that it diagnose at early stage so the treatment can be started.

What are the symptoms?

Carpal tunnel syndrome has following major symptoms;

  • Numbness, tingling, burning, and pain particularly in the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
  • Occasional shock like sensations that diverge to the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
  • Pain or tingling which might travel up the forearm toward the shoulder
  • Weakness and clumsiness in the hand and this may make it difficult to perform fine movements such as buttoning your clothes, cooking, typing etc.
  • Things dropping due to weakness, numbness, or a loss of proprioception

Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome:

Usual causes of carpal tunnel syndrome may include;

  • Health conditions; such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid gland imbalance
  • Obesity; crucial cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is being obese
  • Heredity; carpal tunnel syndrome can run in families
  • Hand and wrist position; extreme extension of the hand and wrist for a prolonged period while doing certain activities can increase the risk because it put more pressure on the nerve
  • Sex; more common in women maybe because the carpal tunnel area is relatively smaller in women than in men
  • Pregnancy; hormonal changes during pregnancy may also be the reason
  • Anatomic factors; a wrist fracture, dislocation, or arthritis can alter the space within the carpal tunnel and put pressure on the median nerve.

Treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome:

There could be non-surgical or surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Non-surgical treatments may include;

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; it can help relieve swelling and pain.
  • Steroid injections; Corticosteroid; a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can be injected into the carpal tunnel. It may help to relieve painful symptoms.
  • Activity changes; change or modify your activities that require your hand to be in a particular position for so long can reduce the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Bracing; wearing a brace at night will keep you from bending your wrist while you sleep. It keeps your wrist in a straight position so protecting you from pain.

Surgical treatments include;

  • Open carpal tunnel release; doctor makes a small incision in the palm of your hand and will divide the transverse carpal ligament which eventually increases the size of the tunnel and decreases pressure on the median nerve.
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release; in this procedure special knife is used to divide the transverse carpal ligament.

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Kyphoplasty treatment is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat compression fracture or a break in one of your vertebrae. Kyphoplasty usually performed with vertebroplasty.   Doctors might recommend kyphoplasty treatment for cancer-damaged vertebrae, vertebrae collapse due to osteoporosis or in certain types of spinal fractures.

Like vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty also works by injecting special cement into your vertebrae but with the additional step of creating space for the treatment with a balloon like device. By kyphoplasty treatment one can restore a damaged vertebra’s height and it may also relieve pain.

Procedure of kyphoplasty:

The procedure will perform under the effect of local anesthetic. The kyphoplasty treatment procedure includes the following steps;

  • At first, the surgeon inserts a hollow needle (trocar) into your skin. With the help of fluoroscopy, a type of X-ray, they guide the needle through your muscles and into the correct position in your bone.
  • After that, surgeon inserts an inflatable balloon into the trocar.
  • The balloon is then inflated to create the space needed for the bone cement.
  • Once the space has opened up, the mixture is injected to fill it up. Imaging tests (x-ray) will help the surgeon in order to confirm that the mixture is distributed properly.
  • Once the cement is in place, the needle is removed.
  • The area is bandaged. Stitches won’t be necessary.
  • Your IV and monitoring equipment are then removed.

The entire kyphoplasty treatment procedure will probably take less than an hour, but it may take longer to complete if more vertebrae have to treat.

After kyphoplasty treatment:

  • You can start walking an hour after the procedure but it’s all depending on the severity and number of vertebrae treated. You may feel some soreness at the site where the needle entered your back, but this lasts no more than a few days. You may quickly notice that you have less pain after the kyphoplasty treatment procedure has done.
  • Complete elimination of pain will occur within two days of surgery.
  • Heavy lifting should be avoided for six weeks at least.
  • Your doctor may suggest you to take certain vitamins, minerals and medications which help strengthen your bones and prevent additional spinal fractures.

Risks with kyphoplasty treatment:

Some disadvantages or risks associated with kyphoplasty treatment are;

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Increased back pain
  • Tingling, numbness or weakness because of nerve damage
  • Allergic reactions to chemicals used with X-rays to help guide the doctor
  • Cement leaking out of position

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Radiofrequency lesioning is a minimally invasive procedure which can be helpful in patients with neck and back pain who have not responded to any other therapeutic measures such as epidural steroid injections or nerve blocks.  . Radiofrequency lesioning uses radiofrequency energy to destroy damaged nerves or nervous tissues that are sending pain signals to the brain.

Favorable conditions for radiofrequency lesioning:

The radiofrequency lesioning usually performs on patients with chronic pain caused by damaged peripheral nerves or nervous tissue surrounding the central nervous system. Some conditions that fall under that category include;

  • Trigeminal neuralgia (chronic facial pain)
  • Occipital nerve neuralgia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), type 1 and 2
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Coccydynia
  • Neck or back pain due to facet joint arthropathy

Radiofrequency lesioning procedure:

Radiofrequency lesioning procedure involves the following steps;

  • You have to lie down on your stomach on a special x-ray table.
  • The table and an x-ray device which is called a fluoroscope ensures accurate needle placement during the procedure.
  • An intravenous line will be administered for conscious sedation and minimal discomfort.
  • A numbing medication will also be injected into the skin before radiofrequency lesioning.
  • Once the operation site is numb, the radiofrequency needle will be inserted into the skin into targeted nerves.
  • The electrode has been placed on the targeted nerve and then a radiofrequency generator will deliver radiowaves to heat the electrodes and then heat the damaged nerves for up to 90 seconds. This will help destroy the damaged nerves and prevent pain signals from being sent through the spinal cord to the brain.
  • Operation site will be closed when all of the targeted nerves have been treated.

The procedure will take from 45 minutes to half an hour to complete. Any discomfort at the needle placement sites will usually subsides over the next several days.

Benefits of radiofrequency lesioning:

Some benefits or advantages that patient will receive after radiofrequency lesioning include the following;

  • The procedure disrupts nerve conduction (such as conduction of pain signals), and it may in turn reduce pain, and other related symptoms.

Risks of radiofrequency lesioning:

Radiofrequency lesioning is relatively a very safe procedure but as with any other surgery procedure there are certain risks involved. Possible risks are;

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • allergic reaction to local anesthetic
  • Nerve damage(rare)
  • Numbness, burning, or weakness
  • Vision problems

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Dystonia is a very complex neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions. It is common in United States as 250,000 people have dystonia. It is the third most common movement disorder behind essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. It can affect young children as well as older people of all races and ethnicities. Dystonia can seriously impacts daily life activities.

Treatments of dystonia:

Since dystonia is such a common neurological problem so there are many options for dystonia treatment and these will be determined by the type and severity of the particular condition.

Common dystonia treatment methods are listed below;

  • Drug treatments
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Surgical therapy

Drug treatments:

Many drugs have been using as an option of dystonia treatment. The uses of drug are depending on the type and severity of dystonia. However, some drugs which are using in dystonia are;

Levodopa; it is beneficial inn dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD). Small doses of levodopa can eliminate dystonia related symptoms in DRD without causing motor complications.

Anticholinergic drugs; blocks the action of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. And in turn inhibits nerve impulses responsible for involuntary muscle movements and various bodily functions in dystonia. These drugs are generally considered as best option of dystonia treatment.

Trihexyphenidyl; control unusual nerve impulses and relaxes stiff muscles. Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of dystonia.

Tetrabenazine is a drug which can also use as an option of dystonia treatment. It reduces the amount of certain chemicals in the body and help in managing dystonia.

Botulinum toxin injections:

Botulinum toxin is produced naturally by a bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin injections are used to reduce the excess muscle activity caused by dystonia. It acts as a blocker preventing release of the chemical messenger acetylcholine which is responsible for making the muscle contract and the signals that would normally be telling the muscle to contract are halted and the muscle spasms are reduced or maybe eliminated.

Surgical therapy:

Surgical therapy which is using as a dystonia treatment option is deep brain stimulation. It is a neurosurgical procedure which involves the placement of a medical device ‘neurostimulator’ which sends electrical impulses, through implanted electrodes, to specific targets in the brain for the treatment of movement disorder such as dystonia.

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The hip is a ball and socket joint which attaches the leg to the torso of the body. Many causes of hip pain are due to hip joint. Numerous structures which are surrounding the hip can also be the source of pain.  Many people experience hip pain at some point of their lives. Hip pain can be caused by different issues.  However, knowing where your pain is coming from can give you clues to the hip pain cause.

Reasons of hip pain:

It is necessary to know the reason of hip pain for hip pain treatment relief. Most common reasons of hip pain can be;

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Hip dislocation or hip fracture
  • Hip labral tear
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Sprains, strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Synovitis

Hip pain treatments:

If you are suffering from light to moderate hip pain than you can try home remedies as hip pain treatment relief.  Basic home treatments for all type of hip pain include rest, stretch, pain relieving medicines, and using hot and cold packs.

By avoid doing things that require you to bend at the hip or put a lot of pressure on the hip, you can minimize the hip pain at some extent. Also avoid sitting for long period of time and sleeping on the side of your hip that is painful.

Stretching the body may reduce hip pain.  Exercise daily can help to maintain range of motion and strengthens the muscles that support your hips.

Using hot and cold pack may also help reduce your pain and prepare your muscles for stretching.

Medicines are also a part of hip pain treatment relief. It helps you to ease pain, relieve inflammation, slow bone loss, modify the course of an inflammatory disease or prevent joint damage.

 Common medicines are;

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs can help reduce inflammation. They are useful for all forms of arthritis and other painful hip problems.
  • Corticosteroids are used to control inflammation if it is due to a systemic autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or polymyalgia rheumatica.
  • Analgesics may be used to reduce pain caused by arthritis, hip injuries and surgery.
  • Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs may be useful for a number of different forms of arthritis of the hip.
  • Gout medications reduce levels of uric acid in the blood to prevent future attacks of joint pain and inflammation.
  • Osteoporosis medications used to slow the loss of bone or help the body build new bone.

Although surgery is most aggressive hip pain treatment relief but sometimes it is needed when you’re suffering from severe arthritis or hip bone breakage.

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Most people have headaches from time to time but if you’re experiencing headache for 15 days or more per month then it is said to be chronic headache pain. Adults and children both can suffer from chronic headache pain.

Types of chronic headache pain:

Chronic headache pain can be debilitating and can interfere with your day-to-day activities. Chronic headache pain includes several different types of headaches;

  • Cluster
  • Migraine
  • Hemicrania continua
  • Tension headaches
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypotension
  • Medication overuse headache

Cluster chronic headache pain can occur on and off over a period of weeks or months and can cause severe pain on one side of your head.

Chronic migraines affects one side or both sides of your head. Migraines have a pulsating, throbbing sensation and cause moderate to severe pain. Chronic migraines causes nausea, vomiting or in worst cases both. It can also result into sensitivity to light and sound.

A Hemicrania continuum is a type of severe chronic headache pain which is different from migraine headaches and cluster headaches. The pain occurs only on one side of your head or your face. It is uncommon type of chronic headache pain.

Tension type headaches are common type of chronic headache pain. They are relatively mild and tolerable.

Idiopathic intracranial hypotension is a condition in which there is negative pressure within the brain cavity which results in severe headache.

Medication overuse headache is a type of chronic headache pain caused by patient’s use of pain relievers for long period.  The condition is frustrating but it is curable.

Treatments of chronic headache pain:

There are many possible treatments of chronic headache pain. Your treatment will depend upon the cause of your headache.

Treatments for chronic headache pain include the following;

  • Medications; Medications that can be used to treat chronic headache pain include;

Antidepressants called tricyclics which can help prevent headaches. They may also help to manage the anxiety that can occur along with constant headaches.

Beta blockers drugs can also a mainstay for preventing episodic migraines

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also use.

Anti-seizure drugs are usually used to prevent migraines and they might be used to prevent chronic daily headaches.

Botox injections can also work for some people.

  • Non medicinal therapies; massage, occipital nerve stimulation, behavioral therapy is also useful
  • Life style changes in order to help manage your headaches or avoid your headache trigger. Life styles changes include get enough sleep and avoiding using caffeine or smoking cigarettes.


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A slip and fall injury is a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim or case based on a person slipping on the premises of another and, as a result, suffering injury. Slip and fall injury is also known as a trip and fall.

Causes of slip and fall injury:

You may slip while walking or you maybe fall due to floor conditions or due to many other reasons. Most common reasons of slip and fall injury can be;

  • Wet or uneven surfaces
  • Bright light reflecting on a shiny floor that causes glare
  • Poor lighting that makes it difficult to see obstacles
  • Weather conditions
  • Ladders and stairs
  • Some occupations which includes workers in the construction industry, housekeepers and other custodial staff, chefs and other kitchen workers, manual laborers and factory workers
  • Transition from one type of surface to another such as from wood to carpet or carpet to wood

Common slip and fall injuries:

Common slip and fall injuries include the following list;

  • Broken bones
  • Sprained ankles or wrists
  • Knee damage
  • Shoulder dislocations or muscle strains
  • Spine and nerve damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cuts and bruises

Broken bones:

The older you are, the more likely you are to break your bones after slip and fall accident. In slip and fall incidents, hip, wrist, and ankle fractures are some of the most common types of broken bones.

Sprained ankles or wrists:

You might make an unusual or uneven step and fall. You may receive a sprain or a strain if ligaments in your wrist or ankles tear during a fall. This type of slip and fall injury can interfere with your life.

Knee damage:

You may twist your knee while falling and it can results into knee damage.  Knee damage can take time to heal as knee is a sensitive and most useable joint of body.

Shoulder dislocation and muscle strain:

Shoulder dislocation can also call as slip and fall injury because you might hit your shoulder as you fall. Shoulder dislocations and strains may require immediate surgery.

Spine and nerve damage:

Nerve damage can result from direct trauma, from stretching or from cuts in slip and fall as nerve and spine are fragile.

Traumatic brain injury:

A traumatic brain injury is serious slip and fall injury. It can be dangerous because you may not realize the severity of the injury. You can continue to have pain for months if you left traumatic brain injury untreated.

Cuts and Bruises:

Slip and fall can also cause cuts and bruises. And even if it not seems serious, you should treat it in a proper way.

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