Dr. Messerschmidt helps a lot of individuals from the Juneau community who are injured while working. According to the National Safety Council, the most common kind of work injury is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which include injuries to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints. MSDs account for more than one third of all workplace injuries.
The most routine type of MSD is a strain, which is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Strains are caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by doing repetitive movements. Other common MSDs involve 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 put a stop to injuries by providing their employees educational materials on putting a stop to these injuries.
Back problems and injuries are a common issue that Dr. Messerschmidt sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with men and women who have shoulder or neck pain.
If you are suffering from a work injury or accident and live in the Juneau region, give Dr. Messerschmidt a call and make an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you heal and do our best to have you back on the job as fast as we can!
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.