Independent Medical Exams

Pain Management Specialists located in Orland Park, IL
Independent Medical Exams services offered in Orland Park, IL

If you need independent medical exams for workers’ compensation claims, see the experts at The Neuroscience and Spine Institute in Homer Glen, Illinois. Arif Hussain, DO, Joseph Rabi, MD, and their team are here for you. They offer this service to help you get reimbursed for a work-related injury. Call the office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Independent Medical Exams Q & A

What are independent medical exams?

Independent medical exams are evaluations by a medical professional in which you need a neutral provider to complete an unbiased physical exam. Your employer’s insurance company may require this exam if there’s a dispute about the treatments needed after a workers’ compensation injury.

The Neuroscience and Spine Institute offers this service to ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.

When should I schedule independent medical exams?

If your employer requires an independent medical exam as part of a workers’ compensation claim, schedule a visit with The Neuroscience and Spine Institute. 

Even if you don’t require this type of exam, you can still see the pain specialists to reduce bothersome pain you may experience after an accident injury. They have many years of experience treating painful work-related and other injuries using safe, highly effective methods.

What happens during independent medical exams?

The Neuroscience and Spine Institute providers evaluate your overall health and well-being during an independent medical exam. They review your medical history, look at past medical records, and ask about your symptoms. 

Your pain specialist assesses your health to look for signs of injuries, diseases, or other conditions that cause discomfort — especially those related to workplace injuries. You might need blood, urine, nerve, or joint fluid tests, X-rays, an MRI, or another imaging procedure to pinpoint the type of injury or disease you have and its severity. 

What should I expect after an independent medical exam?

After an independent medical exam, your specialist writes a report about their findings. You can use the report when claiming workers’ compensation benefits or if there’s a dispute about the type of medical care you need to make a full recovery. The Neuroscience and Spine Institute specialists also provide treatment recommendations. 

They might suggest home remedies like rest, bracing, ice or heat packs, elevation, or compression. Your pain management provider may recommend you take medications, receive injections, try regenerative medicine, do physical therapy, use a pain pump, try spinal cord stimulation or radiofrequency ablation, or undergo a surgical procedure. 

You can see your pain specialist for follow-up visits to continue your treatment and get the pain relief needed during your recovery.

To schedule an independent medical exam at The Neuroscience and Spine Institute, call the office or use the online booking feature today.