Work Injury Treatment in Canton OH
For those that have been involved in work injuries, you know that dealing with the pain, the lost time from employment and the changes in your everyday life can be quite challenging.
With many years of treating those who have had a work injury, Dr Brent Ungar, is able to effectively diagnose and treat those who have been injured while on the job. Many of these injuries are quite specific and it takes a doctor who has the specific knowledge of managing these types of problems.
What is a Work Injury?
Work injuries can happen at any time and to anyone. Anytime an employee is in the act of performing their job duties and are injured, this may constitute a work injury.
Obviously, there are many types of injuries that can happen while on the job. Repetitive injuries can occur over a period of time or acute injuries can happen at one specific time. However, its important to have a qualified professional evaluate the injury to determine what the root cause is.
Let’s review some of the more common types of work injuries.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can often be caused from overuse of the hands and wrists, such as an employee who packs boxes all day long. This condition is often associated with inflammation and nerve issues that can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the hands and forearm.
Low Back Injury
Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in America. There are many causes of low back pain, but injuries from lifting, slips and falls and repetition are commonly seen at workplaces.
These injuries can involve the joint structures, the muscles, the intervertebral disc or the nerves of the low back area. Most often, conservative treatment can help to resolve these problems.[/fusion_text][fusion_text]Neck and Shoulder Injuries
The neck and shoulder can be vulnerable areas to injure. It is common to see patients who have neck and shoulder injuries from over lifting or direct injuries to the areas involved.
These areas are quite complex with a great deal of muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons that can all be involved.
How We Treat Work Injuries
We have treated a great deal of patients with work related injuries. If you, or someone you love, suffers from a work injury, we would begin with a discussion with Dr. Ungar.
Our typical process involves:
- Obtaining a thorough history of the work injury and health history of the patient
- Performing a complete examination of the patient
- Obtaining any diagnostic tests (if necessary) to better understand the problem
- Discussing the diagnosis with you
- Reviewing the findings and treatment options with you
If we feel that we can help your problem and you decide to begin with a treatment plan, we will work with you to help resolve your problem.