Dr. Myers helps quite a few folks from the Asheville community who are injured while working. According to the National Safety Council, the most frequent type 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 routine 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 repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back discomfort.
These injuries can be prevented by using appropriate lifting techniques, taking many breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help avoid injuries by providing their employees educational materials on how to avoid them.
Back discomfort and injuries are a routine issue that Dr. Myers sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with men and women who have shoulder or neck problems.
If you have sustained a work injury or accident and live in the Asheville community, give Dr. Myers a call and schedule an appointment today. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you recover and do our best to get you back on the job as quick 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.