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Work-Related Injuries

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Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most prevalent medical problems. They affect 7% of the population and account for 14% of physician visits and 19% of hospital stays. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are caused or made worse by the work environment. They can cause severe, often debilitating symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling. They can also reduce worker productivity by causing missed time from work, varying degrees of disability and increased Workers’ Compensation costs.

Forceful, prolonged or repetitive motions, frequent or heavy lifting, moving or carrying heavy objects and awkward postures can all contribute to work injuries. Work conditions that combine these risk factors will also increase the risk for musculoskeletal injuries. Patients’ risk depends on how long they’re exposed, how often they’re exposed and their level of exposure.

Our patient care starts with an extensive evaluation of the problem. Then we develop a personalized treatment program. We have the training, education and ability to resolve work-related injuries. Our work conditioning program is designed to bring about pain relief and return to function. We consider the evidence and incorporate only those therapies known to get good results. The goal of customized therapy is to improve the patient’s ability to perform work tasks safely while reducing their pain.

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