Work. We all have to do it. Everyone’s job necessitates posture(s) that may trigger pain at one point or another. New Hampshire Spine and Sport sees the pain! Quite a few Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain patients who come to chiropractic share stories of work-related pain. We are here to help!
TREATING AND PREVENTING WORKPLACE MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
New Hampshire Spine and Sport is poised in its ability to alleviate and handle work-related musculoskeletal pain for our Southern New Hampshire 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 followed. Curiously, musculoskeletal system pain was found to be 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 routines were effective in addressing musculoskeletal disorders and in decreasing pain for office workers. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport appreciates the optimism this brings for our Southern New Hampshire back and neck pain patients!
WHAT EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS WORK?
New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 advice. We see the value in researchers’ description of work-related musculoskeletal pain disorders as those painful issues brought on by too little use of the musculoskeletal system throughout the work day. Exercise, education, ergonomic direction, massage are pretty typical methods of managing and attempting to prevent pain. Most recommendations like this were for workers to do outside of the workplace. Recently, researchers suggested the benefit 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 good idea. New Hampshire Spine and Sport sees the benefit of taking care of oneself at home and in the workplace!
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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 types of treatments, she found relief.
Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport today. We all work. There’s no way around 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.