According to the National Safety Council, someone is harmed at their place of work every 7 seconds. While almost any job could lead to some injury, the most common occupations that have frequent workplace injuries are:
- Shipping and transportation
- Repair and installation
At NuVation Pain Group in Buena Park and Los Angeles, California, Dr. Philip Lim, DO, MPH offers compassionate care for men and women who have been hurt. Have you been injured at work in any of the following ways?
Trips or falls
Trips and falls are the primary cause of lost days from work due to a workplace-related injury. Freshly cleaned or wet floors are the main culprit, while uneven floors and wrinkled rugs also contribute to this common injury.
Drivers of forklifts, small machines, and company vehicles are often in workplace collisions that result in severe injuries and chronic pain.
Lifting, pushing, or carrying heavy loads often leads to back and neck strain. The pain can be acute or chronic and can cause you to miss work for days, weeks, or months.
Repetitive use injuries
If you do a lot of typing or work in manufacturing or food processing, you likely repeat the same movements and motions repeatedly. Over time, this can lead to problems like carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries.
Lacerations or cuts
Cuts and lacerations can be minor or severe. This type of injury can be caused by machinery, tools, office supplies, and blades, and cutters.
Improper building ventilation may lead to damaging or detrimental chemical fume inhalation. Symptoms include lightheadedness, headaches, watery eyes, respiratory distress, and bronchitis.
Treatment options for workplace injuries
At our state-of-the-art clinics in Buena Park and Los Angeles, California, we customize pain treatment with our multimodal approach. Whether you have hip, knee, shoulder, back, neck, abdominal, nerve, or other types of pain, double board-certified Dr. Lim tailors your care plan, which may include:
- Regenerative medicine
- Vertebral augmentation
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- Intrathecal drug delivery
His goal in your treatment is to alleviate your pain, enhance your function and range of motion, and help restore your quality of life without reliance on opioids or other addictive therapies.