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Many people in the workplace suffer from back pain, which can limit and affect their ability to function and lead to a lifetime of discomfort and disability. Back pain can range from a dull, slow ache to a sharp, radiating pain and can cause the body to be misaligned. Fortunately, non-surgical treatments such as spinal decompression can help to relieve pain and discomfort. In this article, we will witness the impact of back pain in the workplace, how different occupations are associated with back pain, and how spinal decompression can help to alleviate these symptoms. We work with certified medical providers who use our patients’ valuable information to provide non-surgical treatments, including spinal decompression, to relieve pain-like symptoms associated with back pain in the workplace. We encourage patients to ask essential questions and seek education about their condition. Dr. Jimenez, D.C., provides this information as an educational service. Disclaimer
The Impact Of Back Pain In The Workplace
Are you experiencing headaches or neck tension? Do you feel pain radiating down your leg from sitting for extended periods? Or do you feel aches in your lower back after sitting at a computer for a long time? These symptoms could be due to the development of back pain. Research studies revealed that back pain is a common cause of missed work and reduced productivity. Depending on the severity, back pain has various mechanical or non-specific reasons. Some of the categories that many individuals in the workplace have back pain include:
- Acute back pain: Last for a few days to a few weeks.
- Subacute back pain: Last between 4 to 12 weeks.
- Chronic back pain: Last longer than 12 weeks.
Occupations Associated With Back Pain
Back pain is a problem that many working individuals have experienced. This can lead to constant pain and compensating for the pain by using other muscle groups. Research studies revealed that both men and women in the workforce are affected by back pain, which can be influenced by psychological factors and can significantly impact their ability to perform occupational activities. Jobs like truck drivers, office workers, healthcare providers, and manual laborers are associated with back pain due to the physical demands of these occupations, increasing the risk of developing back pain. Some of the common causes associated with back pain at work include the back and surrounding muscles being under constant strain include:
- Force: Exerting excessive force on the back muscles can cause injuries
- Repetition: Repeating movements can lead to muscle strain on the surrounding muscles and affect the spine.
- Inactivity: Sitting down for an extended period can lead to poor posture and cause the back muscles to be shortened.
Examples Of Workplace Conditions Associated With Back Pain
In many jobs, employees have to exert themselves physically, which can increase the risk of developing back pain. Some common workplace conditions that contribute to this risk include:
- Using hands or body as a clamp to hold heavy objects while performing tasks.
- Maintaining the same posture while performing tasks.
- Performing motions constantly without small breaks in between.
- Performing tasks that involve long reach, both vertical and horizontal.
- Cold temperatures
- Vibrating working surfaces, machinery, or vehicles.
- The floor surface is uneven, slippery, or sloped.
Fortunately, there is hope for those experiencing back pain. Research studies have shown that available treatments can aid in modifying activities and improving workplace conditions, providing relief and preventing pain from returning.
Non-Surgical Treatments For Pain Relief-Video
If you’re experiencing back pain due to work-related strain, there are treatments available that can help alleviate the pain and reduce its effects from returning. Many people who work for a living suffer from this issue because of the physical demands of their job, which can lead to various risk factors. Fortunately, several non-surgical treatments are available to help reduce the symptoms of low back pain. Spinal decompression and chiropractic care are two examples of such therapies. These methods use traction, manual manipulation, and other techniques to restore the spine to its proper alignment and relieve back pain. Both treatments are gentle and non-invasive, as they work with the body’s natural healing process to stretch tight muscles and prevent future pain. The video above explains how these treatments can help enhance your body’s healing process and avoid recurring back pain.
Spinal Decompression Relieving Back Pain
It’s important to know that putting too much pressure on your back can lead to back pain. If you’re experiencing back pain, spinal decompression can help. This technique involves gently stretching out tight muscles in your back and reducing pain and other symptoms. According to Dr. Eric Kaplan, D.C., FIAMA, and Dr. Perry Bard, D.C., authors of “The Ultimate Spinal Decompression,” spinal decompression uses gentle traction to slowly pull the spine and alleviate painful spinal pressure that causes back pain. Adding spinal decompression to your daily routine can help reduce muscle weakness and pain and increase awareness of your body to prevent future injuries.
Missing work due to back pain is common among many working individuals. Certain job occupations require physical exertion, which can push the body beyond its limits. When individuals try to compensate for the pain in their back muscles, it puts more strain on other muscle groups. Fortunately, treatments such as spinal decompression can provide relief by realigning the body and reducing subluxation associated with back pain. This non-surgical treatment helps the body naturally heal, enabling individuals to experience a pain-free journey toward health and wellness.
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Kaplan, E., & Bard, P. (2023). The Ultimate Spinal Decompression. JETLAUNCH.
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