Dr. Alpert helps several men and women from the Jonesboro community that are harmed on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most usual kind 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 are caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by doing repetitive movements. Other common MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back pain.
These injuries can be prevented by using correct lifting techniques, taking several breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help put a stop to injuries by providing their employees educational data on avoiding getting hurt on the job.
Back discomfort and injuries are a routine problem that Dr. Alpert sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with individuals who have shoulder or neck pain.
If you have had a work injury or accident and live in the Jonesboro region, give Dr. Alpert a call and make an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you get relief and do our best to get you back on the job as fast 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.