Work-Related Back Injury
ack and neck injuries are the number one cause of work-related injury and disability in America. These workplace injuries can occur in any industry and work environment from labor-intensive construction jobs to sedentary office work. Spine injuries can cause immense discomfort and distraction from job duties. The most common causes of back pain and neck pain are poor posture, repetitive motions, and isolated incidents of heavy lifting or falling. Incorrect posture while sitting at a desk can cause muscles to tighten up or shorten, causing strain and achiness. Work-related back injuries are common in manual labor positions such as in factories or warehouses where workers are subject to repetitive overuse or overloading of the spine. Also, working on ladders and platforms greatly increases the risk of falling and spinal fractures.
Leading Causes of Work-Related Back Injury
What begins as minor aches and pains of the muscles surrounding the spine, if left untreated, can quickly progress into more severe symptoms. For example, a sudden onset of numbness or tingling in arms and legs is a sign of a herniated disc. Therefore, it is important to monitor muscle movement and function. Neck and back injury in the workplace is easily preventable with the right lifting and positioning techniques, exercises, and safety precautions. Back injuries can be painful and seemingly without end, however, the medical team at North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG) can advise the most effective treatment plan to alleviate each patient’s symptoms.
Back injuries in the workplace can occur in any industry and work environment.
Throughout New Jersey, NJSG Is The Choice For Work-Related Injury
In order to provide the utmost care and treatment for work-related back injury, North Jersey Spine Group has award-winning neurosurgeons, who are both brain and spine surgeons, physiatrists, pain management physicians and physical therapists. These doctors collaborate when evaluating each case. With multiple offices spanning northern New Jersey from Bergen County to Hudson County, including the towns of Ridgewood, Saddle River, and Sparta NJ, patients trust NJSG to ensure a prompt return back to their pre-injury lives. Patients with work-related back injury are welcome to contact NJSG today.