Dr. Dalton sees several folks from the Rochester Hills area that are injured on the job. According to the National Safety Council, the most usual 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 an injury to a muscle or tendon. Strains can be caused by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, or by engaging in repetitive movements. Other typical MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and back discomfort.
These injuries can be avoided by using proper lifting techniques, taking many breaks and using ergonomic devices. Employers can also help avoid injuries by giving their employees educational materials on how to avoid getting hurt on the job.
Back pain and injuries are a frequent issue that Dr. Dalton sees in our #Ciyt# office and we also work with individuals who have shoulder or neck issues.
If you have suffered a work injury or accident and live in the Rochester Hills community, give Dr. Dalton a call and schedule an appointment today. We will help you to create a treatment plan that will help you recover 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.
Chiropractors, often considered alternative or complementary medicine practitioners, are primary care doctors who focus on good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The chiropractic philosophy is based on the idea that when nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised (known as a subluxation), the affected individual might experience pain, disability and an overall decrease in the quality of life.