Overexertion at work is a major cause of pain and injury. Nursing assistants, laborers, heavy machinery operators, and truck drivers are among those who experience the most workplace injuries, according to the government’s labor bureau.
Overexertion is often to blame, and muscular/skeletal disorders account for nearly 33 percent of the cases. Our pain management practice specializes in treating pain from auto and workplace injury, and we help many patients who suffered an injury from overexertion, falls, and other accidents at work.
Freight, stock, and material movers, along with nurses and nursing aides, incurred the highest number of cases, according to the government report. Workers aged 45 to 54 had the highest number of days away from work due to injury.
Others who suffered higher than average workplace injuries and pain were janitors, maintenance workers, firefighters, retail workers, and stock clerks.
During COVID quarantines, even “desk workers” are more at risk of injury. Many people are working at home, and experiencing pain from poorly configured “remote work” environments or being more stationary than usual. It’s essential to have an ergonomically correct desk, chair, and monitor configuration for “desk jobs” and to stand and move regularly throughout the day.
If you or a loved one experiences a work injury, visit a pain management physician soon.
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