Unfortunately, it’s very common for people to suffer from prolonged and painful work-related injuries. These injuries can happen unexpectedly due to performing repetitive tasks over and over for many years, or they can occur from trauma when on-the-job accidents happen. These conditions can often be serious and debilitating, as well as quite painful for those suffering from them.
Work injuries do not have to ruin your life. A qualified chiropractor can help eliminate the pain and suffering due to these types of injuries.
To learn more, we have decided to share some of the most common questions and answers that revolve around a work injury. Please read through the information to find out how it can help you if you should sustain an injury related to work.
Musculoskeletal Injuries: What Are They?
For the most part, this type of injury includes a number of different conditions that involve muscles, nerves, tendons, intervertebral discs and other supporting structures. The entirety of this type of disorder encompasses a number of severe, chronic and debilitating conditions, as well as minor annoyances.
Some of the main examples of musculoskeletal injuries include tension neck syndrome, tenosynovitis (commonly called “tendonitis”), carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back pain.
If you are suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above, do yourself a huge favor and contact a chiropractor today. Undergo an examination to figure out how they can help you.
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: What Are They?
There are a number of specific types of musculoskeletal disorders that typically take place because of the type of work that a person does or the work environment. Unfortunately, the work-related musculoskeletal disorders often consist of debilitating and severe symptoms that include tingling, pain and numbness. The symptoms often reduce the person’s productivity at work, cause them to lose time and money and can potentially cause temporary or even permanent damage. When this happens, people are often unable to perform their job, and this increases the costs related to workers compensation and unemployment.
Often times musculoskeletal disorders of this nature are confused with ergonomics. People tend to look at musculoskeletal disorders as a problem and ergonomics as a solution. This is not always the case.
What Are the Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk Factors?
All in all, there are a number of different risk factors that you need to be aware of when it comes to work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Prolonged exertion of the hands is one of them. Forceful and repetitive exertions of the hands is also a major risk. Frequently lifting heavy objects, and pulling, pushing or carrying these objects is another. Being in awkward postures for a long period of time can do real damage. Exposure to vibration is another serious problem and it could even cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
When working at jobs that require you to expose yourself to the risk factors mentioned above, the odds are that you will end up with some type of a musculoskeletal disorder. The human body was not meant to be continually subjected to the traumatic conditions mentioned above.
If you are concerned that you may be suffering from a work-related injury, please contact one of our experienced chiropractors right away and they will assess your injury and help restore normal function, while relieving your symptoms and pain.