Work Related Injuries

Most job-related injuries are caused by repetition, awkward postures, reaching, bending over, lifting heavy objects, application of force, and working with vibrating tools. At Primary Care Center, our physicians can diagnose and treat the entire range of work-related injuries.

Many job-related injuries are musculoskeletal disorders which can cause stress and strain on muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, blood vessels, or spinal discs. Symptoms include fatigue and hand, wrist, arm, shoulder, neck, or back pain. These injuries can also cause a decrease in overall well-being, chronic health problems, and loss of work days. Health conditions caused by overuse and repetitive motions can develop, such as tendonitis and bursitis. You may be at greater risk for musculoskeletal disorders if you have other health conditions, such as arthritis or mental or emotional stress.

Treatment for work-related injuries usually includes steps to relieve pain, prevent further injury, and return to normal activities and includes physical therapy to relieve pain and maintain or improve strength and flexibility and orthotic devices such as wrist splints or a cervical collar to be worn at home to relieve stress and provide temporary support. Surgery usually is not needed for work-related musculoskeletal injury.