Dr. Green treats many folks from the Estero, Bonita Springs community that are harmed at work. According to the National Safety Council, the most frequent type 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 accidents.
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 doing repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back issues.
These injuries can be stopped by using proper lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help avoid injuries by providing their employees educational materials on avoiding them.
Back discomfort and injuries are a frequent issue that Dr. Green sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with patients who have shoulder or neck pain.
If you have sustained a work injury or accident and live in the Estero, Bonita Springs area, give Dr. Green a call and make an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you heal and do our best to have 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.