Dr. Holland helps many men and women from the North County St. Louis, MO region that are injured while working. According to the National Safety Council, the most ordinary kind of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which include trauma to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace injuries.
The most routine type of MSD is a strain, which is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Strains can be caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by repetitive movements. Other common MSDs involve carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back pain.
These injuries can be stopped by using proper lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help avoid injuries by giving their employees educational materials on putting a stop to these injuries.
Back discomfort and injuries are a common issue that Dr. Holland sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with patients who have shoulder or neck discomfort.
If you have suffered a work injury or accident and live in the North County St. Louis, MO community, give Dr. Holland a call and schedule an appointment today. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you recover and do our best to have you back on the job as soon as possible!
Employer-Reported Workplace Injury and Illness Summary. Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/osh.nr0.htm. Published on October 29, 2015. Accessed on March 25, 2016. 2 Commonly Used Statistics. United States Department of Labor. https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html. Accessed March 25, 2016.