Work. We all have to do it. Everyone’s
job requires posture(s) that may trigger
pain at one time or another. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees the pain! Quite
a few Sitka back pain and neck pain patients who come
to chiropractic bring stories of work-related pain. We are
here to help!
TREATING AND PREVENTING WORKPLACE MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is confident in its skill
to relieve and manage work-related musculoskeletal
pain for our Sitka chiropractic patients. Not too surprisingly,
81.7% of office workers in one study experienced musculoskeletal pain
in at least one area. Back pain was the most frequently experienced
pain for 54.8%. Neck and shoulder pain followed. Curiously,
musculoskeletal system pain was found to be high in office
workers whose physical activity levels were reported as low. 58.5%
of these workers were “active” physically, 37.3% were less
active, 4.1% were very active. (1) Research shows that in-the-workplace
exercise interventions were effective in addressing
musculoskeletal disorders and in reducing pain for office workers.
(2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka welcomes the optimism this brings
for our Sitka back and neck pain patients!
WHAT EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS WORK?
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka treats work-related pain within the guidelines of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management which incorporates gentle spinal manipulation alongside exercise, nutrition and other recommendations. We see the value in researchers’
description of work-related musculoskeletal pain disorders as those painful conditions
brought on by too little utilization
of the musculoskeletal system during work.
Exercise, education, ergonomic direction, massage are pretty usual
ways of dealing with and trying
to prevent pain. Most recommendations like this were for workers
to do outside of the workplace. Recently, researchers suggested
the benefit of specific, individualized, resistance strengthening exercises
in the workplace to reduce pain, fatigue, and discomfort in worker’s
upper extremities and neck. (3) That
is a promising idea. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees the benefit
of taking care of oneself at home as well as in the workplace!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
treatment of cervical radiculopathy with arm and neck pain with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. After months of pain and trying all types of treatments, she found
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment
with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today. We all work. There’s no arguing that! If work and its posturing are painful, let’s chat. Together, we can figure out a way to reduce
and prevent workplace musculoskeletal pain.