Work Related Pain

Injuries that can occur in the workplace.

What is Work Related Pain?

Workplace accidents can be very devastating depending upon the type of work being done.

In areas where poisonous chemicals are included or intricate machines are taken care of, it can be really dangerous when mishaps occur.. As human as we are, we seem to be frequently dealing with uncertainty. That is why regardless of the quantity of protection, there can still be accidents.

Along with workplace accidents, there are several other types of injuries that can occur in the workplace:

General Overuse

Overuse during work could affect the body in a variety of ways. General overuse of limbs in individuals that are badly conditioned, make use of awkward postures when utilizing the influenced arm or leg, or have poor posture is prone to bursitis and tendonitis. Very simply, these are swelling in the bursa (the fluid-filled sac under the tendons) or ligaments (cells connecting muscle mass to bones) specifically. They usually create discomfort as well as stiffness.

Eye Issues

Looking at a computer system could create troubles with both vision and convenience in the eyes. Computer Vision Syndrome could impact both the top quality of vision (blurred, strained, and so on) as well as convenience levels (headaches, eye pain, neck pain, and so on). Dry Eye Syndrome explains a decrease in the capacity for the eyes to shed tears properly. Constant breaks from checking out a computer system and also from taking a look at things up close could aid protect against these symptoms.

Wrist and Arm Discomfort

These problems are commonly thought about as overuse injuries, though they especially establish from recurring activities of the fingers and also wrist, including gripping, pinching, realizing, as well as turning. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is probably one of the most common MSD, producing weakness, discomfort, tingling, and numbness in the wrist and fingers.

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    Arm Pain Associated With the Elbow Joint

    Inflammation, discomfort, and tingling in the hand and also fingers might additionally suggest anxiety at the joint. Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) is triggered by excessive stress of the lower arm muscle mass and ligaments. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is feeling numb, prickling, and also discomfort from compressing the ulnar nerve with direct stress (relaxing joints on a hard surface) or arm joint flexion.

    Low Back and Also Leg Pain

    Several of one of the most excruciating as well as incapacitating MSDs are those that happen in the low back. Pain in the reduced back and legs could show sprain/strain in the lumbar spinal column or sciatic nerve pain. Improper/frequent posture, weight, movement, as well as compression load on the spinal column could cause these significant back problems.

    Indicators or signs of a job-related MSD need to be brought to the focus of the company and also checked out by a qualified doctor. Early detection is critical not only to aid with the healing process, yet also to fix any type of reparable issues at the worksite. Ergonomic options are very well when applied as early as possible. Bringing a potential issue to someone’s attention may protect against a variety of workers from developing a work-related MSD.

    Worker’s Compensation

    We specialize in Worker’s Compensation cases for:

    • Industrial accidents
    • Occupational injury
    • Work related injuries

    The physicians at Palo Brea Pain & Rehabilitation work with Worker’s Compensation professionals through understanding their goals and needs for the case. This includes:

    • Getting patients an appointment as quickly as possible.
    • Sending patient reports as expediently as possible after a patient appointment, including Independent Medical Examinations. The reports are thorough and detailed.
    • Patient reports are detailed and written with evidence-based guidelines in mind as well as the doctor’s extensive knowledge of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (5th and 6th Editions).

    Meet Your Injury Specialist:

    Jeffrey D. Scott, M.D.

    Dr. Scott understands the physical and psychological barriers that chronic pain conditions create for the patient and their families. His definition of improvement is functional improvement. Maximizing function includes not only pain control but also patient education, communication and participation. With an individualized treatment plan, the impact of chronic pain on a patient’s quality of life can be minimized.

    • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1993
    • MD, Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine, 1997
    • Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2001
    • Board Certification Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2002
    • Certified Independent Medical Examiner, 2010
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