According to the National Safety Council, an American worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds. Job-related injuries range from minor back pain and strains to lost limbs and head injuries.
But even injuries that seem minor at the time can have a lasting impact. Getting hurt at work can make you less productive, keep you away from work, and leave you with ongoing pain and other complications.
Whether you recently suffered an injury at work, or a previous workplace injury has left you with lingering pain, Amol Soin, MD, and our pain management team at Ohio Pain Clinic can help. If you’re hurt, you can schedule an appointment to learn more about our pain management services, and we’ll design a treatment plan that gets you back to enjoying your life faster.
Common workplace injuries
Back pain is a top type of chronic pain, a leading cause of disability, and one of the most common workplace injuries. Lifting and lowering heavy objects, repetitive motions, or sitting at a desk for long hours can all cause back pain and spine injury.
Soft-tissue injuries such as strains, sprains, and tears are also common at work. Repetitive motions like working in a manufacturing environment or typing on a keyboard can cause stress injuries that cause joint pain and other symptoms.
Other common workplace injuries include cuts, punctures, and lacerations. These injuries require professional medical care, but they may be less likely to cause chronic musculoskeletal pain later on.
Anyone in any occupation can suffer an injury at work, but some occupations pose a greater threat to your physical health than others. You may be more likely to get injured at work if you have a job in:
- Logistics or transportation
If you get injured at work, don’t hesitate to seek professional care. Talk to your company’s workplace safety team to learn about your rights.
Your customized pain management plan
At Ohio Pain Clinic, our team is trained in diagnosing and treating a variety of workplace injuries. Dr. Soin offers pain management services for men and women of all ages living with pain as the result of injury.
Our strategies are focused on restoring your mobility and health by treating the root cause of pain — not masking it by treating the symptoms alone. You’ll find a range of pain management options that go beyond prescription painkillers to help you live a life with less pain.
We use the latest in pain management techniques, including physical therapy, nerve blocks, and spinal cord stimulation with biofeedback therapy. Before recommending a treatment plan, Dr. Soin works with you to understand your symptoms and your goals for treatment.
Alongside physical pain management, Dr. Soin is proud to offer psychological services to address the emotional toll that a workplace injury and chronic pain can take. Together, you’ll develop a holistic plan to improve your pain and restore balance in your life.
A workplace injury doesn't have to compromise your quality of life. Get the diagnosis and care you need at Ohio Pain Clinic. Call our office in Centerville, Ohio, or book your first appointment online today.