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Work and Pain

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There are many challenges to keeping a job while in pain. Millions of people struggle daily to maintain a job in spite of chronic pain. It can be near impossible to find the motivation and energy required to work while experiencing intense pain and fatigue. It is normal to feel fear and anxiety, and common to be unsure how to communicate difficulties to colleagues and employers.

Your Physical Work Environment

Modifications to your physical work environment or the actual design of your job are likely a necessity to staying employed. Do all that you can to see that your workstation is properly designed. Your doctor can be a great resource for generating ideas and solutions to common problems in the work space to minimize pain. You may need to request that assistive devices be installed or made available.

There are many products on the market that you may not be aware of that could benefit you. If you are in a position to ask for help from colleagues for assistance in tasks that involve increased physical demands, remember to ask politely despite the irritations that the pain causes.

Accommodations for Work

Your medical team is one of your assets when exploring work accommodations. Not all accommodations are feasible. However, you may be pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of accommodations that may be applicable and doable in your work setting to keep you out of pain.

Modifications may include reduced hours, time off for medical care, job-sharing options or flexible hours. It may mean a change in your duties where feasible. Modifications could mean working from home, even if only some of the time, particularly during the time of day the pain is at its worst. Other modifications may include increased breaks for stretching or a quiet room where you can rest, meditate or exercise.

Behavioral Adjustments

It is important to take care of yourself to keep your pain at work to a minimum. That means at times, you must put yourself first if you are to last the day. It is very important to remember to pace yourself at work. Be sure to keep care plan medications and self-care items available. Set your phone alarm to check in with yourself for self-care. Make sure you are taking care of yourself in a timely manner, such as taking pain medications, stretching breaks, eating properly, engaging in relaxation and stress management techniques, drinking plenty of water and sleeping properly. Prepare your wellness strategies in advance for success in your workplace.

Work the Plan

Employment is often a large part of our self-identity. Work, when you are in pain, is not always possible. Learning strategies to cope with pain can be a lifesaver. Using proactive pain management strategies and seeking support from your medical team can decrease negative workplace outcomes. Take some time with your support team to come up with a plan. Do not work in more pain than you must. Contact Medici Spine and Pain today to get your personalized plan in action.

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OUR PATIENT REVIEWS

Medici Medical Arts

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 20 reviews

Donna

To Dr. Sonny and all the staff at Marietta: What a wonderful appointment I had at Medici for epidural injections! I can't say enough about Jana and Sarah and the gentleman in the back and front office personnel also. They were so caring and friendly; it was quite entertaining while waiting for my turn! They have such a pleasant camaraderie together and engage the patients in conversation too. They bring a very comfortable atmosphere to all. It sure helped pass the time and alleviate any anxiety one might have. The best part is I walked out with NO PAIN. However, later I realized that was mostly due to the local anesthesia... Ha, ha on me! I know it is a temporary fix, but I will enjoy it as long as it is effective. I thank all who I've been in touch with during this journey. You're all awesome at all locations!! P.S. Jana and Sarah: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME ON AND OFF THOSE NARROW TORTUOUS BEDS!!!! It was my biggest fear!!! Blessings to all...."I'll be back!!"

Joy P.

Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

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