West Des Moines 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 sense of pain and often triggers sessions of back pain and neck pain and back-related and neck-related pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to help squash the impact of work-related stress whenever possible. West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients carry everything – including their stress – with them to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. You can, too! Together, we’ll handle work-stress and back and neck pain.

WORK-RELATED STRESS

Work-related stress messes with us. It reveals itself via pain. None of us is immune to stress, not even a kid! A kid’s work is being a kid and going to school on the way to adulthood. Along the way, kids experience job-related stress. The pressures of grades and peers and news and learning problems get to them. Adolescents find themselves with low back pain, too. Depression, anxiety, coercion, uneasy relationships, extreme academic pressures, and disappointing 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 noted. More stress correlated with more such symptoms. (2) Trash collectors reported back pain issues – upper back pain 89%, shoulder pain 81%, wrist/hand pain 79%, neck pain 68% - which stressed them out more. (3) Researchers found 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’s an unusual person whose job is pure joy and stress-free. The rest of us find ways to cope. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is here for you.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR THE STRESSED

Chiropractors like yours at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa see stressed-out patients. One report stated that more than 30% of chiropractic patients said they were moderately to severely stressed. Over 50% felt stress played a moderate or greater role in their current pain. 71% stated that it would be helpful if their chiropractic care included stress-coping strategies. 44% were interested in taking a class to boost their stress management skills. (5) Chiropractic care is available to all, regardless of age or profession. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is equipped to diagnose the physical cause of back pain and neck pain and to correlate any work-related stress that may be influencing your West Des Moines back pain and neck pain. The discussion of how to better cope with stress via lifestyle modifications, exercise, etc., helps many West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients improve with the West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan.  

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Hayden  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who enjoys working with the most difficult, 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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes everyone suffering with West Des Moines back pain and neck pain issues. Together, we will create a treatment plan for your relief.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for West Des Moines back pain patients who are stressed-out find relief and control of their pain.
 
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