Work. We all must do it. Everyone’s
job requires posture(s) that may cause
pain at one time or another. Johnson Chiropractic sees the pain! Quite
a few Richmond back pain and neck pain patients who seek chiropractic bring stories of work-related pain. We can help!
TREATING AND PREVENTING WORKPLACE MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
Johnson Chiropractic is confident in its ability
to relieve and handle work-related musculoskeletal
pain for our Richmond chiropractic patients. Not too startling,
81.7% of office workers in one study had musculoskeletal pain
in at least one area. Back pain was the most often experienced
pain for 54.8%. Neck and shoulder pain were after that. Interestingly,
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) Johnson Chiropractic welcomes the optimism this brings
for our Richmond back and neck pain patients!
WHAT EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS WORK?
Johnson Chiropractic treats work-related pain according
to the guidelines of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management which incorporates gentle spinal manipulation along
with exercise, nutrition and other recommendations. We see the value in researchers’
description of work-related musculoskeletal pain disorders as those painful issues
brought on by too little usage
of the musculoskeletal system throughout the work day.
Exercise, education, ergonomic direction, massage are pretty usual
ways of managing and trying
to prevent pain. Most recommendations like this were for workers
to do on their own time. Recently, researchers proposed
the benefit of specific, individualized, resistance strengthening exercises
in the workplace to decrease pain, fatigue, and discomfort in the neck and upper extremities of workers. (3) That
is a promising idea. Johnson Chiropractic sees the benefit
of taking care of oneself at home and in the workplace!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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 Richmond chiropractic appointment
with Johnson Chiropractic today. We all work. There is no arguing that! If work and its posturing are painful, let’s have
a talk. Together, we can find a way to reduce
and prevent workplace musculoskeletal pain.
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