WORK-RELATED INJURY Q & A
What are workplace injuries?
Workplace injuries are injuries that occur while a person is engaged in their work activities. This can be a specific injury or from overuse and repetitive actions. This can lead to painful chronic conditions in many body parts.
What chronic conditions can be caused by workplace conditions?
While it may be easier to see the connection between lasting damage due to an injury that occurred at a specific point in time versus lasting damage that occurs over years of repetitive motion, both count as workplace injury if they happened in the workplace. These injuries can lead to painful and chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, low back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and muscle strains.
How can workplace injuries be prevented?
While there are treatments available for many common workplace injuries, it is often better to avoid these injuries in the first place. This can be done by adjusting workplace conditions to put less strain on the worker's body.
Treatments of workplace injuries focus on the underlying causes and reducing or eliminating any chronic pain that you may be experiencing.
If you or a loved one suffer from a workplace injury, help is available. Call or go online today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ramsook and the team at United Spine & Pain to learn how you can get the relief that you need and protect yourself from future injury.