Workers Compensation Specialist

Illinois Spine & Scoliosis Center

Spine Surgeons & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Homer Glen, IL & Woodridge, IL

Despite taking every precaution possible, work injuries happen. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers health care costs and lost wages following a work injury. Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center in Homer Glen and Woodridge, Illinois, manages workers’ compensation cases that involve back or spine injuries. The practice includes board-certified spine surgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. To find out more about workers’ compensation, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Workers Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is insurance provided by your employer that covers health care costs and lost wages following a work injury. 

Workers’ compensation insurance isn’t the same as your health insurance, and not all health providers have the capability of managing workers’ compensation cases. 

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center sees workers’ compensation patients, providing comprehensive care for injured workers so they can get back to their job as quickly and safely as possible. 

What can I expect with workers’ compensation care?

You can expect excellent workers’ compensation care at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center. The health experts offer treatments that reduce medical risks, the length of rehabilitation, and overall medical costs. 

The key to providing the best care and reducing health care costs is getting an accurate diagnosis right away. 

Once you have an accurate diagnosis, your spine surgeon at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center provides surgical options that reduce operative and recovery costs. That also ensures you, the injured worker, receive the correct procedure the first time. 

Workers’ compensation at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center also includes careful evaluation of the cause of the injury, a timely independent medical exam (IME) and fast turnaround time, and the latest treatment options. 

The practice also provides quick reports to insurance providers and attorneys at the time of the evaluation to improve communication and expedite patient care.

What are the workers’ compensation treatments?

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center has proven return-to-work strategies that involve minimally invasive spine surgery and aggressive rehabilitation.

Minimally invasive spine surgery

When dealing with a spine injury that requires surgery, your spine surgeon at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center uses minimally invasive spine surgery whenever possible to reduce postoperative pain and shorten recovery time. 

Minimally invasive spine surgery also means a faster return to work. Though minimally invasive surgery offers many advantages, the surgeon may need to perform a traditional open spine surgery when appropriate. 

Aggressive rehabilitation

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center also employs aggressive rehabilitation to support the healing of the injured worker. That includes the use of spinal instrumentation that reduces a patient’s need for pre and postoperative bracing. 

The approach reduces postoperative muscle stiffness and weakness, speeding up recovery by as much as 50%. 

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center commits itself to providing expert patient care so injured workers can get back to doing what they love. For expert workers’ compensation care, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.