Dr. Harrison treats several folks from the Decatur area who are hurt on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most routine 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 trauma to a muscle or tendon. Strains are caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by doing repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back discomfort.
These injuries can be avoided by using correct lifting techniques, taking many breaks and using ergonomic tools. Employers can also help prevent injuries by giving their employees educational sources on preventing these injuries.
Back problems and injuries are a usual problem that Dr. Harrison sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with individuals who have shoulder or neck discomfort.
If you have sustained a work injury or accident and live in the Decatur area, give Dr. Harrison a call and schedule an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you recover and do our best to get you back on the job as quick as we can!
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.