Dr. Holland treats several patients from the North County St. Louis, MO region who are hurt at work. According to the National Safety Council, the most usual type of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which include injuries to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace injuries.
The most usual 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 include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back discomfort.
These injuries can be stopped by using proper lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help prevent injuries by giving their employees educational sources on putting a stop to them.
Back discomfort and injuries are a common problem that Dr. Holland sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with patients who have shoulder or neck discomfort.
If you have had a work injury or accident and live in the North County St. Louis, MO region, give Dr. Holland a call and make an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you heal and do our best to have you back on the job as quick 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.