ChiroWerx helps many men and women from the Charlotte, NC region that are injured while working. According to the National Safety Council, the most frequent kind of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which include trauma 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 trauma to a muscle or tendon. Strains are 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 several breaks and using ergonomic tools. Employers can also help prevent injuries by providing their employees educational data on avoiding them.
Back discomfort and injuries are a common problem that ChiroWerx sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with people who have shoulder or neck problems.
If you have sustained a work injury or accident and live in the Charlotte, NC area, give ChiroWerx a call and schedule an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you heal and do our best to get you back on the job as fast 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.