Most repetitive motion injuries, or RMDs, affect the arms and hands. However, they can also happen in the spine. The majority of back injuries, especially in the workplace, are often the result of long-term repetitive wear and tear on the:
Repetitive work motions like:
All of these movements can weaken and stress the spine and increase the risk of injury.
When treating an RMD, the first step is to reduce or stop the motions causing the symptoms. Other therapies include:
RMDs can be prevented. Here are some important tips to reduce repetitive motion injury:
Staying healthy and avoiding RMDs is a priority if you work at a job or regularly participate in activities where repetitive motion/s and movement/s are used.
Give yourself time to rest, exercise, and implement proper techniques. See a doctor or injury chiropractor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed. Ergonomically evaluating the causes is an important part of the diagnostic evaluation for patients with these conditions.
Therefore, the ultimate goal is to map out a customized treatment plan to change how you work/perform these motions.
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Barring traumatic injury due to an accident, working in a factory environment can cause mobility, pain, and flexibility problems. The nature of the job places specific demands on the human body that can lead to certain types of injuries and health conditions, which include:
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