Dr. Delson helps many patients from the Springfield region that are injured on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most routine type 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 accidents.
The most routine 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 typical MSDs involve carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back discomfort.
These injuries can be avoided by using correct lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help put a stop to injuries by giving their employees educational materials on putting a stop to getting hurt at work.
Back pain and injuries are a usual issue that Dr. Delson sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with individuals who have shoulder or neck issues.
If you have sustained a work injury or accident and live in the Springfield region, give Dr. Delson 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 get you back on the job as fast 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.