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Worker’s Compensation Specialist

Modern Pain & Spine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Albuquerque, NM

Serving the areas of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Modern Pain & Spine specializes in evaluating workers’ compensation injuries. Athanasios Manole, MD, and the skilled providers are board-certified occupational medicine physicians and offer occupational health services for all industries, including industrial, construction, engineering, and medical. For expert workers’ compensation care that focuses on helping you get back to work, call the office in Albuquerque, or make an appointment using the online booking tool today.

Workers’ Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a program for people with work-related injuries. Workers’ compensation ensures the injured worker gets the medical care they need to heal their injury, as well as any lost wages incurred from their work injury.

Modern Pain & Spine specializes in workers' compensation and provides comprehensive care for injured workers from all types of industries, including medical, construction, engineering, and industrial.

The providers at Modern Pain & Spine include board-certified occupational medicine physicians who understand the demands various jobs take on the body and how to treat the resulting injuries. 

Modern Pain & Spine takes a comprehensive and personalized approach to work injuries, focusing on helping the worker safely return to their job in a timely manner. 

Dr. Manole is a board-certified Independent Medical Examiner (IME) and certified in the sixth edition of the AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. 

What are the types of workers’ compensation injuries?

The board-certified occupational medicine physicians at Modern Pain & Spine can evaluate and manage all types of work-related injuries, including the most complex. Some of the work injuries they specialize in treating include:

  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Head injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Ligament and tendon tears

The providers understand the complexity of work injury cases and the importance of open and honest communication between the employee, the employer, and all health care providers so everyone is on the same page. 

What can I expect from workers’ compensation care?

Modern Pain & Spine provides comprehensive workers’ compensation care. You can expect patient-focused and compassionate care that aims to support your healing so you can get back to your usual day-to-day activities.

During your initial evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your injury, including how it occurred, your symptoms, and how your injury affects your life. They also ask questions about your job and job duties and your typical work routine.

Your provider reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, your provider may run on-site digital X-rays of your injury.

After your exam, your provider talks to you about their findings and treatment recommendations. They also provide activity recommendations, including any work-duty modifications.

Modern Pain & Spine is a state-of-the-art facility that incorporates tertiary occupational medicine with interventional pain management when needed and on-site physical therapy so patients can return to pain-free living. 

To schedule a workers’ compensation consultation at Modern Pain & Spine, call the office or book online today.