Where to Go for Help
If you have tried the home treatment suggestions but your pain and discomfort have lasted for several days (for example, 7 continuous days), call your doctor. Health professionals who can diagnose and treat work-related injuries include:
- Reference Chiropractors Opens New Window.
- Reference Family medicine physicians Opens New Window.
- Reference General practitioners Opens New Window.
- Reference Neurologists Opens New Window.
- Reference Nurse practitioners Opens New Window.
- Reference Occupational medicine specialists Opens New Window.
- Reference Occupational therapists Opens New Window.
- Reference Orthopedic doctors Opens New Window.
- Reference Osteopathic doctors Opens New Window.
- Reference Physiatrists Opens New Window.
- Reference Physical therapists Opens New Window.
You may be able to get help or information through:
- Your human resources department at work.
- Your state's Labor Department.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), for information on treating and preventing injury.
- National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 19, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William S. Marras, PhD, CPE - Ergonomics