Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dr. Razavi's Good to Know Info: Ergonomics, Obeying the Natural Laws of Work to Avoid Injury

Dr. Razavi's Good to Know Info: Ergonomics, Obeying the Natural Laws of Work to Avoid Injury: "Evidence suggests that prolonged abnormal posture and repetitive movements contribute to neck, limbs and back pain. These conditions are collectively known as overuse syndromes or repetitive stress injury (RSI).

RSI is no small matter. It accounts for 34% of all lost-workday injury and illness and costs almost $20 billion annually according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. The National Academy of Science concluded that an estimated $50 billion is lost by businesses every year from sick leave, decreased productivity and medical costs linked to repetitive stress disorders. The Academy has published 2 reports since 1998 which directly links repetitive motion to work place injury.

The damage sustained from RSI is due to structural changes in the muscle fiber as well as due to decreased blood flow. Nerves can also be involved. The immobile tissue and surrounding inflammation compress the nerve which can cause numbness or tingling and eventually weakness if the nerve is damaged severely."

Dr. Taraneh Razavi

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