Medical Help for Registered Nurses in Ennis, Dallas, Waco and all of Texas
With all that nurses do for us and provide in the medical field, it’s sometimes easy to think of them as superheroes who are impervious to harm or pain. Unfortunately, however, nurses do sustain injuries while on the job, due to the demanding nature of their jobs. The environment that nurses work in lends itself to a variety of injuries, from minor injuries to more serious ones. When nurses sustain injuries, it ultimately leads to dangerous situation for everybody, since the people who normally take care of us when we’re sick are sick or injured themselves.
We’re committed to getting nurses back to good health after their injuries. At Pain Stop MD, our clinic strives to provide the best possible service and care for those who’ve sustained work-related injuries. Our full range of resources and board-certified physician give us the ability to treat workplace injuries at every step of the process, from diagnosis to providing sound advice for workers’ compensation claims.
If you’re a nurse who’s been injured while on the job, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our clinic can get you the help you need to get back to your job and things that you love the most.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our doctor, or to learn more about the various resources we provide at Pain Stop MD.
Common Causes of Registered Nurse Injuries
Nurses are injured on the job in a number of ways, which makes sense when you consider how dangerous a hospital environment can be for a person. We’ve listed some of the most common causes for workplace injuries sustained by nurses below.
- Falls. The fast-paced and often hectic work environment of hospitals makes nurses especially susceptible to slip-and-fall accidents. The various fluids that are moved around a hospital can result in slippery floors, which are even more of a risk during emergency situations. Fall accidents often result in musculoskeletal injuries, like sprains, strains, and fractures.
- Violence. Occasionally, nurses will deal with patient’s or other hospital visitors that are ill-tempered and violent. In these situations, nurses can suffer a number of injuries, depending on the kind of attack they encounter. Injuries from violence can include bruising and cuts, as well as more serious injuries to the internal organs.
- Contact with hazardous materials. Working with hazardous chemicals and materials is part of the job description for a nurse. From spilled bodily fluids to various volatile chemical agents, coming into contact with these hazardous materials can prove dangerous and even fatal. Wearing the proper protection, such as latex gloves and masks that cover the mouth, can be extremely helpful in preventing injuries from hazardous materials.
- Overexertion. Nurses generally don’t get a lot of time to sit down on the job, with a day filled with checking on patients and constantly walking around the hospital. Because of this, nurses are especially prone to injuries resulting from overexertion. These sort of injuries can manifest in both acute and chronic ways, and can lead to lifelong pain and medical issues.
While hospitals are generally considered a place we go to get healthy, it’s more common that we’d like to think to sustain injuries or get ill while working in a hospital. Whatever the cause of your injury, seeking immediate medical attention is the best way to avoid long-term damage and ensure that your injury or illness will heal properly.
Our Services for Registered Nurses
Our clinic provides a full range of services for registered nurses who have been injured while on the job. At Pain Stop MD, our board-certified physician and experienced staff will take every step to help your injury heal in a proper and timely manner. We’ve listed a number of the services we offer to injured workers below.
- Diagnostic testing. A proper diagnosis is the most important factor for correctly healing an injury. Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to pinpoint the cause of your pain and curate a treatment plan tailored specifically to you.
- Acute care. If you’ve suffered an injury from an isolated, singular incident, acute care may be the best option for you. By focusing in early on the cause of your injury and pain, our doctor can provide quick treatment to help get you back to good health and prevent further damage down the road.
- Chronic pain program. Many injuries result in chronic pain, especially when they are not properly dealt with early on. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, a carefully put together treatment plan over the course of a long-time is imperative to proper healing. Chronic pain programs may require lifestyle changes that will help take away your pain.
- Prescriptions. Our patients will often need certain medication, in addition to other treatments, to properly heal from an injury. In these instances, our physician can prescribe the right medicine to most effectively treat your pain. With the right medicine, dosage and duration, prescriptions can be a huge asset to treating work-related injuries.
- Physiotherapy. The most effective way to both heal an injury and prevent them in the future is physiotherapy. With physiotherapy, our team will put you on a regimen of various exercises that will help your return to good health and strengthen your body in the process.
- Surgery. In rare instances, surgery may be the only or the best option for treating a work-related injury. At Pain Stop MD, our staff and board-certified physician are fully capable of providing effective surgical treatment for your injury.
If you’ve been hurt in a work-related accident, or are suffering from chronic pain due to overuse or overexertion at work, our treatment plans can help you get back to good health. Remember, seeking treatment for injuries early is the best way to help them heal and prevent injuries in the future.
Workers’ Compensation for Injured Registered Nurses
Depending on the context of your work-related injury, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation to make up for lost time at work, medical bills, and time spent away from doing the things you love. Our clinic is well versed in the workers’ compensation process, for federal, state, and private sector workers. We can provide the following services to you to help you with your workers’ compensation claim.
- The proper diagnoses and treatments to get you back to good health.
- The right paperwork and guidance to help you process your workers’ compensation claim.
- The medical records and paperwork you’ll need to process such a claim.
- The answers to any general questions you have about work-related injuries and workers’ compensation.
Contact Us Today
If you’re a nurse who’s been injured while working, don’t hesitate to seek help. The best way to ensure your health now and in the future is to take care of your work-related injury as soon as possible. At Pain Stop MD, we care about every patient we come across, and provide you need to heal properly from your injury.
Contact us today to learn more about the services we can offer workers, or to schedule a consultation with our board-certified physician.