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At NJ Spine and Wellness, our workers’ compensation doctors and spine specialists treat your back injuries with individualized treatment plans. Whether your career involves heavy lifting or requires long hours of sedentary work, we provide you with the treatment and rehabilitation needed to return to your job in good health.

The NJ Spine and Wellness Approach

The highly qualified NJ Spine and Wellness staff work closely with workers’ compensation attorneys to ensure you get the most out of your workers’ compensation benefits.

NJ Spine and Wellness takes a non-surgical approach to treatment before considering surgery. Our specialists understand how important each workers’ compensation case can be. That’s why we go above and beyond to give you the best possible treatment, starting with a thorough examination and continuing until your case is closed.

Common Workers’ Compensation Back Injuries

We understand that each back injury sustained at work is unique and may require a different treatment from other workers’ compensation back injuries. 

However, some of the most common back injuries we treat as a result of an on the job incident include:

  • Herniated or ruptured discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractured vertebra
  • Cervical radiculopathy

Surgical Procedures

The doctors at NJ Spine and Wellness take a conservative approach to workers’ compensation back injuries, emphasizing non-surgical treatment options before considering spine surgery. However, certain cases may require surgical intervention as the best path back to work and activity. Possible surgical procedures for a workers’ compensation back injury may include:

Spinal Fusion

A spinal fusion is done to join vertebrae in the spine and inhibit movement. Fusing two vertebrae is known as a one-level spinal fusion, while fusing three or more vertebrae is a multi-level spinal fusion.

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During a discectomy, the abnormal disc material pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord is removed. By removing a portion of the intervertebral disc that is causing you pain, a discectomy may relieve your pain and restore normal function.

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A laminectomy is done to remove part or all of the lamina. During a laminectomy, bone spurs or tumor growth may be removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.

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NJ Spine and Wellness carefully handles each workers’ compensation treatment by focusing on functional progress. We make it our mission to grant you a smooth and successful transition back to work.

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