Work. We all have to work. Everyone’s
job requires posture(s) that may elicit
pain at one point or another. Vancouver Disc Centers sees the pain! Quite
a few Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients who seek chiropractic share stories of work-related pain. We are
here to help!
TREATING AND PREVENTING WORKPLACE MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
Vancouver Disc Centers is poised in its ability
to alleviate and handle work-related musculoskeletal
pain for our Vancouver 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 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 decreasing pain for office workers.
(2) Vancouver Disc Centers appreciates the optimism this brings
for our Vancouver back and neck pain patients!
WHAT EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS WORK?
Vancouver Disc Centers manages work-related pain within the guidelines of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management which integrates gentle spinal manipulation along
with exercise, nutrition and other advice. We appreciate researchers’
description of work-related musculoskeletal pain disorders as those painful issues
induced by inadequate utilization
of the musculoskeletal system during work.
Exercise, education, ergonomic direction, massage are pretty usual
methods of managing and attempting
to prevent pain. Most recommendations like this were for workers
to do outside of the workplace. Recently, researchers proposed
the value of specific, individualized, resistance strengthening exercises
in the workplace to reduce pain, fatigue, and discomfort in worker’s
neck and upper extremities. (3) That
is a promising idea. Vancouver Disc Centers sees the benefit
of taking care of oneself at home as well as in the workplace!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
treatment of cervical radiculopathy with arm and neck pain via The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. After months of pain and experiementing
with all sorts of treatments, she experienced
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment
with Vancouver Disc Centers today. We all work. There is no way
around that! If work and its posturing are painful, let’s chat. Together, we can find a way to relieve
and prevent workplace musculoskeletal pain.
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