Back injuries are one of the most common work-related injuries and can also be one of the most serious. Many times a single event, such as lifting a heavy box, will result in a back injury. Work that requires repetitive motions like bending or lifting may also cause back injuries. Sometimes, workers may aggravate a pre-existing back condition while they are performing their normal work activities or because of an accident.
Most back injuries are successfully treated with conservative methods like medication, chiropractic or physical therapy. Pain management and Surgery is sometimes an option when these types of treatments are not successful.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME), including TENS, EMS, and Lumbar supports (LSO) are always a good addition to your treatment. These widely used modalities will help reduce your back pain, provide support, speed recovery, and reduce your use of medication.
For information on DME, including TENS, EMS, Conductive Garments, orthrosis, LSO visit www.directens.com.
Directens offers patient, doctor direct online access to DME products for those with a work comp injury.