Repetitive Stress and Work-Related Injuries

Back PainWork injuries that are most common are spine disorders – especially in people working with heavy machinery – and repetitive motions resulting in cumulative trauma, which causes tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. The occurrence of such cumulative trauma is continually on the rise as the usage of computers continues to grow.

Due to being very well-versed with ergonomics, physiatrists are able to coordinate with physical therapists to teach behavior modification and correct posture to their patients to avoid injuries. In case a patient is in early stages with the problem, the regime includes testing, medication, and therapy. For those with chronic problems, Dr. Aull may suggest exercise for improving physical fitness and prescribe medication for paroxysmal spasm, inflammation, and reduction in severe discomfort.