Everyday Work Pain and Injuries That Signal the Need for a Chiropractic Visit

Everyday Work Pain and Injuries That Signal the Need for a Chiropractic Visit

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Workplace ergonomics have long been a major contributor to employees contracting a wide range of ailments, injuries, pains, and disabilities.

Around 465 workplace injuries take place in Canada every year—most of these being largely preventable. Common consequences of workplace pains and injuries are lost work time, healthcare costs, compensation expenses, and the cost of dealing with a disability. These costs are borne by both workers and employers.

In this post, we will discuss some everyday work pains and see how chiropractic is a plausible treatment option:

Prolonged Standing

If your job requires you to stand for hours on end, you may find yourself frequently complaining about stiff legs and lower back pain. Although prolonged standing may not pose an immediate threat, the pain can become quite unbearable as the problem progresses. The adverse health effects include chronic fatigue, pain, muscular discomfort, and strain.

When you keep standing for too long, blood flow to the muscles is markedly reduced. In extreme cases, prolonged standing may also result in the inflammation of the veins. Over time, this inflammation can worsen, leading to immobilized joints in the spine, knees, and feet.

Chiropractic makes sure that all the joints and muscles in your body are well-aligned. The main focus of chiropractic treatment is the spine. By using special manipulation therapies, the practitioner addresses musculoskeletal pain. When used in conjunction with other pain-relieving treatments, spinal stimulation can help get your joint system back in order.

Neck Pain

Unlike the previous case, this type of pain is common among those who sit most of their day at work, and bend their necks while working at a desk. Awkward sitting postures put a strain on your neck muscles, causing the fibres in the muscles to tear. Other causes include prolonged bending, repetitive neck motions, and lifting heavy objects. If the problem remains undiagnosed for too long, it may result in chronic pain, swelling, and inflammation.

A chiropractor will start the treatment by carrying out a physical examination to diagnose the source of the pain. They will then carry out chiropractic adjustments to align the neck with the spine. This will get rid of most of the stress on the neck and make the tendons and fibres heal from within.

At Divergent Health, we give special attention to holistic treatments that ensure long term pain relief. Drop us a message to book yourself an appointment if you’re based in Calgary.


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