September 24, 2013

Work Comp. Hurt at work. Work-related back injury. Neck injury. Richmond employers and employees alike dislike these words. All want to avoid the incidence of back injury at work and the hip, knee and ankle trouble that often results. But how? Johnson Chiropractic works with individual Richmond workers and is more than ready to work with a Richmond company to develop a program to avoid work-related injuries.

160,000,000 office workers (knowledge workers) and 2/3 of the developed countries use computers on a daily basis. (1)


Richmond employers ask themselves

  • how can we reduce or eliminate work related back injuries?
  • how can acute back pain injuries be cared for so they don’t become chronic?
  • what work processes can be put in place to reduce incidence, cost and productivity loss?

All are great questions that the Richmond chiropractor is ready to tackle.


Johnson Chiropractic can help local companies identify potential and actual back pain and extremity pain employees for preventive care. Johnson Chiropractic can help reduce occupational conditions that contribute to back pain by developing alternative conditions for the company to initiate. Johnson Chiropractic can offer training to Richmond employees on specific conditions of the spine and how to prevent exacerbating pain in them. And maybe most importantly, Johnson Chiropractic works with the injured employee to return to work a confident employee who knows how to best care for his or her spine and not fear its re-injury. That’s employee appreciation on the Richmond company’s part.

Details of the Plan

Johnson Chiropractic looks for early signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal pain like general tension to prevent future pain. (2) Joint angles – knee, ankle, lumbar spine, hip - required to lift maximum weight and not injure a spine can be analyzed in the work environment and adapted as needed. (3) Richmond at-risk of re-injury workers may even be identified despite their seeming readiness to return to work by their muscle responses. Low back injury patients tend to use their thoracic spine more. (4) Sometimes occupational injury may be related to something as simple as the clothing and equipment employees use (5) or having a support group for workers in pain to turn to onsite. (6) Now that can be addressed pretty easily. It may just take an outsider to come in with “new eyes” and see something that can help.

Reality and Help

Occupational low back pain is the most expensive form of work disability in terms of actual financial costs as well as social costs and productivity costs. Persistent low back pain is particularly expensive in relation to acute and subacute low back pain. (6) In Richmond, chiropractic influence and care at Johnson Chiropractic benefits both the employer and the employee. Work-related back pain need not frustrate either. Johnson Chiropractic welcomes the opportunity to work with Richmond employers and employees to make the workplace a back-safe place. Contact us today.