Dr. Marsh sees many people from the West New York community that are harmed on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most common 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 frequent 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 repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back pain.
These injuries can be prevented by using proper lifting techniques, taking many breaks and using ergonomic tools. Employers can also help put a stop to injuries by giving their employees educational materials on avoiding getting hurt on the job.
Back discomfort and injuries are a ordinary problem that Dr. Marsh sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with folks who have shoulder or neck problems.
If you are suffering from a work injury or accident and live in the West New York community, give Dr. Marsh a call and make an appointment today. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you get relief 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.