Dr. Pittman helps a lot of folks from the San Angelo area who are harmed while working. According to the National Safety Council, the most routine 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 injuries.
The most usual type of MSD is a strain, which is trauma to a muscle or tendon. Strains are caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by engaging in repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back issues.
These injuries can be avoided by using appropriate lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks and using ergonomic tools. Employers can also help avoid injuries by giving their employees educational data on how to avoid getting hurt at work.
Back issues and injuries are a frequent issue that Dr. Pittman sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with individuals who have shoulder or neck discomfort.
If you have had a work injury or accident and live in the San Angelo region, give Dr. Pittman a call and schedule an appointment today. We will work with 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 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.