One of the focuses of Arizona Trauma Evaluations & Treatment is the care of the injured worker. Work related injuries often involve a behavioral component that requires treatment. Programs of pain management and lifestyle adjustment enable patients to return to work sooner, with less disability. It is well documented that ongoing, chronic pain results in significant psychological and behavioral dysfunction. Workers injured on the job who experience persistent pain require direct behavioral intervention. The impact of being out of work, losing one’s identity and coping with the results of a physical injury can be devastating.
With treatment, workers can learn specific skills to cope with pain and to develop the skills necessary to adapt to their injuries. Treatment enables workers to develop the “emotional muscle” necessary to rehabilitate and return to a productive life.
Primarily, Cognitive-Behavioral treatments are used to help those injured. These treatments provide skills, and concrete behavioral techniques that can be used to regain behavioral and emotional functioning. Treatment is short-term and is focused on emotionally recovering from the work related injury.