Dr. Ellis treats a lot of men and women from the Woburn area that are hurt at work. According to the National Safety Council, the most ordinary kind of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which involves trauma to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace accidents.
The most usual type of MSD is a strain, which is trauma to a muscle or tendon. Strains can be caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by engaging in repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs involve carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back pain.
These injuries can be prevented by using correct lifting techniques, taking many breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help avoid injuries by providing their employees educational sources on putting a stop to these injuries.
Back discomfort and injuries are a usual issue that Dr. Ellis sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with men and women who have shoulder or neck discomfort.
If you have suffered a work injury or accident and live in the Woburn area, give Dr. Ellis a call and schedule an appointment today. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you heal 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.