Chronic back pain is a leading cause of work limitations, causing Americans to spend at least $85 billion each year. Jobs that require patients to repeatedly lift or move heavy objects can overexert or strain the back and neck muscles. However, desk jobs can be just as damaging to the back and spine due to sitting for long periods of time, often with poor posture.
Chiropractic care helps to restore the spinal structures and help patients gain mobility again. Chiropractic care has been shown to help workers get back to work faster than other forms of therapy or surgery. Using a non-invasive approach, chiropractic care relieves immediate pain while also delivering long-term results that will decrease the chances of a second episode of pain.
Common causes of work-related injuries include:
- lifting or moving heavy objects repeatedly or with poor form
- slouching while standing or sitting
- repeating certain movements from overstretched positions
- psychological and emotional stress