Sweeney Chiropractic treats several folks from the Nashville area that are harmed on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most common 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 injuries.
The most common type of MSD is a strain, which is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Strains can be caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back discomfort.
These injuries can be stopped by using appropriate lifting techniques, taking many breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help avoid injuries by giving their employees educational data on putting a stop to them.
Back problems and injuries are a routine issue that Sweeney Chiropractic sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with folks who have shoulder or neck problems.
If you are suffering from a work injury or accident and live in the Nashville community, give Sweeney Chiropractic 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 have you back on the job as soon 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.