Dr. Poelking helps a lot of people from the Kettering area who are harmed at work. According to the National Safety Council, the most ordinary kind of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which include injuries to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace injuries.
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 engaging in repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs involve carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back pain.
These injuries can be stopped by using correct lifting techniques, taking several breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help prevent injuries by giving their employees educational materials on preventing getting hurt on the job.
Back issues and injuries are a common problem that Dr. Poelking sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with patients who have shoulder or neck problems.
If you are suffering from a work injury or accident and live in the Kettering area, give Dr. Poelking 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 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.