Worker Compensation

Worker’s Comp Doctor in New Jersey

Despite employers’ and employees’ best efforts, workplace injuries may still occur. When they do, it’s important to seek a qualified pain management physician for diagnosis and treatment. For patients in New Jersey’s Bergen, Hudson, Union, Morris, Essex, and Passaic Counties, Dr. Thomas Ragukonis of Bergen Pain Management provides advanced nonsurgical and minimally invasive spinal procedures to help alleviate discomfort and get you back on the job.

Seeking Help from a Worker’s Comp Doctor

If you are injured at work, don’t delay seeking treatment. Even if you feel your injury is minor or you aren’t immediately in pain, you should still schedule a consultation with a worker’s compensation doctor approved by your employer. Doing so can address significant issues before they worsen, as well as establish that you’ve followed all protocols required to ensure coverage under your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance. Additionally, injuries that continue to cause chronic pain must be addressed by a physician.

When you see Dr. Ragukonis at Bergen Pain Management, he’ll use his considerable experience to assess your injury and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. By using minimally invasive treatments, you can recover more quickly, restore lost mobility, and eliminate pain. Additionally, he will work with you to provide reports or testimony as needed, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Conditions We Treat

Workplace injuries can be extremely diverse, and it takes a skilled worker’s comp doctor to treat them. At Bergen Pain Management, we see patients with a variety of on-the-job injuries and chronic conditions, including:

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I and II (CRPS): Discomfort caused by this condition continues long after the original injury has healed. CRPS occurs when nerves are damaged and constantly send pain signals. This condition may occur in many regions of the body, including:
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD): RSD is similar to CRPS in that it is caused by nerve damage. It is identified by sudden, intense pain, as well as by increased blood pressure and heart rate. RSD has been known to affect all of the following regions:
  • Herniated Disc: Hernias occur when spinal disc walls rupture and allow their jelly-like interior to leak, putting pressure on nearby nerves. We treat herniated discs in the following areas:
  • Sciatica: Herniated discs, bone spurs, and other workplace injuries may cause sciatica, a nervous system condition that results in shooting pain down your hip, thigh, and leg.
  • Knee Injuries: Jobs that require heavy lifting often lead to knee injuries. Additionally, slips, trips, and falls are common causes of damage to this joint.
  • Shoulder Injuries: Heavy, overhead lifting is associated with many shoulder injuries. If you’ve noticed pain after bracing yourself during a fall, a shoulder injury could also be to blame.
  • Crush Injuries: Unsecured shelves and storage, improperly parked construction equipment, and other common workplace hazards can easily lead to injuries caused by crushing force.

See an Experienced NJ Worker’s Compensation Doctor Today

Workplace injuries and the chronic conditions they cause can have serious consequences on your ability to earn a living. At Bergen Pain Management, Dr. Ragukonis helps patients throughout Northern New Jersey with minimally invasive treatments, the latest technologies, and trusted care developed with the benefit of more than 25 years of experience. To schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Paramus, West New York, or Union, contact us today.

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