Work. We all have to do it. Everyone’s
job requires posture(s) that may cause
pain at one time or another. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees the pain! Many West Des Moines 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
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is poised in its ability
to relieve and handle work-related musculoskeletal
pain for our West Des Moines chiropractic patients. Not too startling,
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 followed. Interestingly,
musculoskeletal system pain was seen as high in office
workers whose physical activity levels were reported as low. 58.5%
of these workers reported being “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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa values the optimism this brings
for our West Des Moines back and neck pain patients!
WHAT EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS WORK?
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa manages work-related pain according
to 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 issues
induced by too little use
of the musculoskeletal system throughout the work day.
Exercise, education, ergonomic direction, massage are pretty typical
methods of dealing with and trying
to prevent pain. Most recommendations like this were for workers
to do on their own time. Recently, researchers proposed
the value 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’s a promising idea. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees the benefit
of taking care of oneself at home and in the workplace!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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 with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. After months of pain and trying all types of treatments, she found
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. We all work. There’s no way
around that! If work and its postures are painful, let’s have
a talk. Together, we can figure out a way to relieve
and prevent workplace musculoskeletal pain.
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