Repetitive Strain Injury & Workman’s Comp

Numerous injuries and ailments can be associated or caused by our job tasks or workplace environment.  In Maryland, acupuncture is a covered benefit under Workman’s Comp.  This blog will cover one of the more common workman’s comp syndromes.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI):  are “injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (pressing against hard surfaces), or sustained or awkward positions” (as defined by OSHA).

RSI syndrome represents conditions such as:

  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • And many more…

Acupuncture has been shown to help RSI…

  • Can work effectively alongside physical therapy to maximize your progress
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Improves circulation
  • Improve range of motion and overall quality of life

Here is the abstract from published research “Treatment of repetitive strain injury with acupuncture combined with behavior medicine therapy” by Yi-chao, Zou and published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science (2004) by Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian Co-published with Springer-Verlag.

“To observe therapeutic results of acupuncture combining with behavior medicine therapy in treating repetitive strain injury (RSI), 150 patients were randomly divided into two groups with 90 cases in the treatment group and 60 cases in the control group. Statistic analysis and comprehensive therapeutic evaluation were given on pain severity, functional condition, course of treatment and recurrent rate before and after treatment. The differences were significant in course of treatment and the recurrent rate in the two groups (P<0.01). Acupuncture combining with behavior medicine therapy was effective in treating RSI and adjusting bad behavior habits.”

At Wildwood Acupuncture Center–we are a family owned medically based clinic who will work in collaboration with other treatments you are receiving to enhance your treatment results.

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