Dr. Holland sees a lot of men and women from the Downtown St. Louis, MO area that are hurt while working. According to the National Safety Council, the most ordinary kind of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which involves injuries to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace accidents.
The most usual type of MSD is a strain, which is trauma to a muscle or tendon. Strains are caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by engaging in repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs involve carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back problems.
These injuries can be stopped by using proper lifting techniques, taking several breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help avoid injuries by providing their employees educational sources on preventing getting hurt at work.
Back pain and injuries are a ordinary issue that Dr. Holland sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with folks who have shoulder or neck problems.
If you have suffered a work injury or accident and live in the Downtown St. Louis, MO area, give Dr. Holland a call and make an appointment today. We will help 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.