Worker's Compensation Specialists

South Lake Medical Center, Inc.

Physical Medicine and Pain Rehabilitation Center located in Pasadena, CA

Worker's Compensation Q & A

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The skilled team at South Lake Medical Center, Inc. in Pasadena, California offers premium care for individuals injured at work. They offer a thorough evaluation and perform any necessary diagnostic tests to determine the exact nature and extent of your injury before compiling a treatment plan to address your condition.

What type of work-related injuries do you treat?

Due to the varied nature of work-related injuries and complex workers’ compensation insurance laws, the doctors at South Lake Medical Center, Inc. offer a free consultation before you begin treatment to determine if they can accept your case. Acute injuries suffered during job related activities, such as falls or strains, are the most common form of work-related injury seen at South Lake Medical Center, Inc. However, routine work activities, such as repetitive lifting, also cause work-related injuries that may result in headaches, joint instability, numbness or chronic pain in various areas, herniated discs, spinal curvature, and other serious conditions.

What can I expect during an evaluation?

If we accept your case, the providers at South Lake Medical Center, Inc. will perform a thorough evaluation that includes a careful review of your medical history, the nature of your injury, and the symptoms you’re experiencing. They’ll also do a complete physical examination that includes careful study of range of motion in various joints, nerve responses to stimulus, and other diagnostic tests. You may require further evaluation with x-rays or MRI to determine the extent of your injury or underlying cause of your symptoms before the doctors recommend a treatment regimen.

What kind of treatment will I have?

The type and duration of your treatment depends upon the nature and extent of your injury and what is allowed by the MTUS (Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule). This document states what treatments are allowed for various injuries in worker's compensation. If the treatment requested is not found within the MTUS, it will not be alllowed. Your doctor must be very familiar with this. Because South Lake has a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work together to provide optimal care, your treatment might include Medical Care, Chiropractic, Accupuncture, Physiotherapy, Therapeutic Injections, and Rehabilitative Exercises for painful joints or muscles, and other useful therapies.

What happens when I go back to work?

The team at South Lake Medical Center, Inc. is committed to your overall health and wellness. Thus, they want to help prevent future work-related injury through education and instruction regarding appropriate lifting techniques, correct posture during activities, and other tips to keep you healthy on the job. They’ll also instruct you on appropriate exercises to strengthen muscles that help protect your joints and spine from injury.

Do you have an attorney? If not, our doctors can recommend one for you. Or if you do, our doctors are very familiar with this, and will work with your attorney to ensure a satisfactory outcome for you.


If we can help you with your case, call us immediately.


(626) 261-7045



*Treatment results can and do vary with a success and failure rate. Medicare and federal restrictions apply. Treatments are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These treatments have not been evaluated by the FDA. References available.


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