Back pain happens even to those with the perfect job— a huge corner office, a soft swivel chair, and large windows with a view of the city. We’re talking the kind of job that mostly entails signing off on work that others have done and making a few important phone calls while lounging in the office. At night one goes home to a nice, big house and takes it easy. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
The truth is that jobs like that are rare. However, as nice as it sounds, it is important to realize that even this job of luxury can take a toll on one’s health. In fact, all that sitting has a negative impact on the spine. And the same can be true for any office worker. Back pain, shoulders, arms, legs, wrists, and abdomen are at the highest risk for injuries at the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, most of the injuries incurred could be avoided.
Other common reasons for avoidable injuries at work are:
- Wet floors that cause slipping and falling
- Loose carpet that is a tripping hazard
- Improper lighting
- Things left on the floor that don’t belong there
Most think that those injured at work are mainly blue collar workers who have jobs requiring lifting and bending all day. The truth is that those sitting—doing computer work, driving or riding in a vehicle, and other similar jobs—are at high risk for back pain and health problems due to their work situation.
If one has suffered an injury at his workplace, what can he do?
Where to Find Help for Back Pain in Dublin, California
The best place to seek help is to make an appointment to see an upper cervical chiropractor. Correcting any misalignments that may have occurred from repetitive work motions can lead to an overall healthier spine. It only takes ¼ of a millimeter misalignment to wreak havoc on the body. At Vital Life Wellness Center, we use a gentle technique that has proven very effective at correcting misalignments.
To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation, call 925-829-7900 or just click the button below.
If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.
Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Expert trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck).
This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/