Dr. Slater sees several men and women from the Saint Paul area that are injured while working. 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 ordinary 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 common MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back pain.
These injuries can be stopped by using correct lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks and using ergonomic tools. Employers can also help avoid injuries by giving their employees educational sources on avoiding getting hurt on the job.
Back problems and injuries are a usual problem that Dr. Slater sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with men and women who have shoulder or neck problems.
If you have suffered a work injury or accident and live in the Saint Paul region, give Dr. Slater a call and schedule an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you get relief and do our best to have you back on the job as quickly 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.