Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that is often thought of as a repetitive stress injury that can be related to work activities. Duties such as lifting, typing or other repetitive movements can lead to nerve damage along the spine in the upper vertebrae leading to muscle weakness, severe pain, numbness and other issues making it difficult to perform your job.
Common treatments for cervical radiculopathy include cervical fusion, steroids and physical therapy. Physical therapy, of course, is the most conservative approach and is typically where treatment begins. If the pain is unmanageable, a doctor may prescribe steroids or even recommend fusion as a way to reduce the symptoms.
With people putting in so many hours at work, it is not surprising that repetitive stress injuries such as cervical radiculopathy or carpal tunnel syndrome develop. However, it is sometimes difficult to prove that conditions such as cervical radiculopathy developed as a direct consequence of your work duties as opposed to activities outside of work. This is where a skillful and experienced workers’ compensation attorney can make all the difference.
If cervical radiculopathy is preventing you from doing your job or if you find that performing your job is too painful to manage, it is important to work with a knowledgeable workers’ comp lawyer to get the compensation you need to heal. Because cervical radiculopathy is a condition that many workers’ compensation lawyers are familiar with, they are in the best position to help you succeed.
If Your Work Comp Claim is Denied
Contact an Experienced Quad Cities Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Whether you are just starting out or have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact the Davenport Iowa workers’ compensation law offices of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC for immediate help with your work comp claim. No one should have to suffer with a painful and debilitating repetitive stress injury merely because they are doing their job. Get the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve so that you can start the healing process today. Call for a free consultation at 563-355-6478.