I live and work in Texas. I have had increasing neck and back issues since starting my job, and I recently visited a doctor to try and diagnose the issues.
The doctor said that the injury is most likely caused by repetitive strain, and from what I gather the strain is related to movements I perform at work.
I feel like this is not considered a "work-related" injury because the injury did not happen at work, and I was not required to file an injury report with my employer.
What should my next steps be to protect myself if this injury puts me out of work, either in the short-term or long-term?