General Guideline Principles for Bed Rest
for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Bed Rest.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Bed Rest of Therapeutic Procedures

In the treatment of unstable bone fractures or cauda equina, a recommendation is made.

Indications: Even though there is no high-quality research examining the effectiveness of bed rest in treating unstable femur fractures or cauda equina.

There is general agreement that the symptoms of syndrome call for bed rest or other significant restrictions on activity. The risk of mobilization in this situation is theoretically catastrophic, hence this treatment method is advised even if bed rest has no proven advantages.

Bed Rest of Therapeutic Procedures

Bed Rest of Therapeutic Procedures is not recommended For the treatment of acute or chronic back pain, radicular pain syndromes like sciatica, or other conditions linked to back pain including disk herniation, spondylolysis, spinal stenosis, facet-related pain, or pain assumed to be associated with the sacroiliac joint.

Justification: There isn’t strong evidence that bed rest is an effective treatment for these illnesses, and it also has potential drawbacks. Rest, despite being non-invasive, has no known advantages and is likely to be more dangerous.

What our office can do if you have workers compensation Bed Rest

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.


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