Work-Related Injury

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

Pain Management Specialists located in Salem, VA & Christiansburg, VA

Work-related injuries can affect not only your health but your ability to earn a living. At Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, with offices in Roanoke, Salem, and Christiansburg, Virginia, the experienced physicians offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatments for chronic pain stemming from work-related injuries. Whether you need fast pain relief from a back injury or a chronic pain management plan for nerve damage, the skilled physicians use customized strategies to get you back to work safely. Schedule an evaluation today for a work-related injury by calling the office nearest you or by using the online booking feature.

Work-Related Injury Q & A

What are common work-related injuries?

A number of work-related injuries can affect your short-term and long-term health and mobility. Even spending most of your time at a desk can result in painful conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome or chronic low back problems.

Some of the most common work-related injuries result from:

  • Falls
  • Trips
  • Falling objects
  • Repetitive movements

Injuries can also result from becoming trapped in equipment used on the job, such as conveyor belts.

The most common areas affected by on-the-job injuries include your extremities and your back, but any part of the body can sustain an injury that results in persistent pain, limited functionality, and even total disability.

What do I do if I’m injured at work?

In the event of a serious medical emergency, like head injuries or loss of a limb, call 911 or emergency services right away. For other injuries, you need to report to your supervisor as soon as possible, then seek medical treatment.

The expert medical team at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates is equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of painful, work-related injuries. They offer on-site diagnostics, such as X-rays and CT scans, to evaluate the severity of your injury.

Additionally, the physicians accurately document your diagnosis and treatment according to your workers’ compensation requirements.

What treatment options are available for work-related injuries?

Based on your specific injury, your Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates physician offers a variety of treatment options that focus on alleviating pain and restoring your mobility. Your custom treatment plan also strategizes treatments to get you healthy enough to safely return to work.

Some options for treating work-related injuries include injections of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce inflammation and pain related to nerve damage. Rhizotomy procedures are also available for damaged nerves. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to destroy the nerves and stop pain signals from traveling to the brain.

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, an innovative procedure that uses platelets derived from your own blood. This plasma contains a higher concentration of these growth factors that assist with the regeneration of new, healthy cells to replace damaged ones.

Over time, new cells continue to develop, increasing your overall functionality while reducing the severity of your pain. PRP therapy allows your body to heal naturally from the inside out, helping to restore the health of the injured area.

Don’t delay an evaluation of a work-related injury. Contact the Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates office nearest you by phone or through the online booking system today.