Dr. Ernst sees several men and women from the Arlington area that are hurt on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most ordinary type of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which involves injuries to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace accidents.
The most common 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 doing repetitive movements. Other common MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back issues.
These injuries can be avoided by using appropriate lifting techniques, taking several 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 discomfort and injuries are a ordinary issue that Dr. Ernst sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with folks who have shoulder or neck issues.
If you have sustained a work injury or accident and live in the Arlington community, give Dr. Ernst 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 soon 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.