Dr. Dennis helps several individuals from the West Palm Beach community that are injured on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most routine kind of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which include trauma to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace injuries.
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 doing repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back issues.
These injuries can be prevented by using appropriate lifting techniques, taking many breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help put a stop to injuries by providing their employees educational sources on avoiding getting hurt at work.
Back issues and injuries are a routine issue that Dr. Dennis sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with men and women who have shoulder or neck discomfort.
If you have had a work injury or accident and live in the West Palm Beach region, give Dr. Dennis a call and schedule an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you recover and do our best to have you back on the job as fast 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.