Dr. Harrell sees a lot of men and women from the Tumwater area that are hurt while working. According to the National Safety Council, the most common kind 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 routine type of MSD is a strain, which is an injury 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 include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back pain.
These injuries can be prevented by using appropriate lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks and using ergonomic tools. Employers can also help put a stop to injuries by giving their employees educational sources on putting a stop to these injuries.
Back pain and injuries are a frequent issue that Dr. Harrell sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with patients who have shoulder or neck discomfort.
If you are suffering from a work injury or accident and live in the Tumwater region, give Dr. Harrell a call and make an appointment today. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you heal and do our best to get 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.