Does Your Job Put You at Risk for Back Pain?
By Sara Butler
There are many jobs that put a lot of demand on the body. If you’re involved in a profession that requires frequent bending or stretching -- even sitting for long periods of time -- then you may end up with back pain. Of course, some pain is worse than others and can increase the likelihood of acute or chronic pain. Here are a few of the professions that can cause back pain and how you can reduce your risk with the help of the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.
It should come as no surprise that construction workers top the list of professionals most at risk for back pain. That’s because this line of work requires repeated pulling, bending, and lifting. Plus, it’s a profession that puts you at a high risk for repetitive strain injuries -- injuries that if left untreated can cause major issues in the future. Combine that with the risk of falling from high places and you’ve got a recipe for injury and back pain.
Nurses spend a lot of time on their feet, but they also are required to move patients to help treat them. Nurses who work with immobile populations, such as the elderly, are even more at risk for back injuries and back pain. That’s why it’s so important for nurses to practice proper lifting techniques and work with a chiropractor to help reduce the risk of lasting damage caused by their duties.
Firefighters, police officers, and other public service workers can have a significant incidence of back pain too. Their jobs require them to wear and use heavy equipment and stay in uncomfortable postures for long periods of time. Spine compression can have a big impact on people in these professions and must be treated so as not to impact the quality of life in the future. They also need to work on proper lifting techniques and improving the strength of their abdominal muscles to help offer support.
How Chiropractic Can Help
No matter your profession, it will pay to stay and healthy and fit as possible -- and the chiropractors at The Joint can help. They can help to remove joint dysfunction and restriction to help your body work as it should. They can also offer advice on nutrition and lifestyle that will keep you healthy for years to come!
Enjoy your job and stay healthy as you do it with the help of the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.