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Sitka Stress and Its Contribution to Back Pain

From firefighters to nurses, from children to older folks - and all of us in between - work-related stress is stressful. It affects our experience of pain and often elicits bouts of back pain and neck pain and back-related and neck-related pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to help squash the power of work-related stress whenever possible. Sitka back pain and neck pain patients bring everything – including their stress – with them to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. You can, too! Together, we’ll handle work-stress and back and neck pain.


Work-related stress messes with us. It gets our attention through pain. None of us is resistant to stress, not even a kid! A kid’s job is being a kid and attending school on the path to adulthood. Along the way, kids have job-related stress. The pressures of grades and peers and news and learning problems get to them. Adolescents get low back pain, too. Depression, anxiety, coercion, uncomfortable relationships, extreme academic pressures, and unsatisfactory school lives may all put college students at risk for chronic low back pain. (1) 11% of firefighters reported moderate to extremely severe work-related stress. 40% reported musculoskeletal symptoms with back pain being the most mentioned. More stress related to more such symptoms. (2) Trash collectors said they had back pain issues – upper back pain 89%, shoulder pain 81%, wrist/hand pain 79%, neck pain 68% - which stressed them out more. (3) Researchers discovered that psychological factors and fear-avoidance behaviors caused 11.8% of nursing care facility workers’ stating that chronic low back pain interfered with their work. (4) It is a rare person whose job is pure happiness and stress-free. The rest of us find ways to manage. Your Sitka chiropractor is here for you.


Chiropractors like yours at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka see stressed-out patients. One study stated that more than 30% of chiropractic patients described themselves as moderately to severely stressed. Over 50% felt stress played a moderate or greater role in their current pain. 71% said that it would be beneficial if their chiropractic care included stress-coping strategies. 44% were interested in participating in a class to enhance their stress management skills. (5) Chiropractic care is available to all, regardless of age or profession. Your Sitka chiropractor is prepared to diagnose the physical cause of back pain and neck pain and to correlate any work-related stress that may be contributing to your Sitka back pain and neck pain. The discussion of how to more successfully cope with stress via lifestyle changes, exercise, etc., helps many Sitka back pain and neck pain patients recover with the Sitka chiropractic treatment plan.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Hayden  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who enjoys working with the toughest, stressed-out back pain and neck pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as part of the chiropractic treatment plan.

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka welcomes everyone suffering with Sitka back pain and neck pain conditions. Together, we will devise a treatment plan for your relief.

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka cares for Sitka back pain patients who are stressed-out find relief and control of their pain.
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