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No Matter What You Do for Work, Chiropractic Can Help

By Paul Rothbart

Unless you are independently wealthy, and not many of us are, you work for a living. This is not a bad thing. In addition to earning money, you can get a sense of accomplishment and feel that you are making a contribution to society. Not to mention, there are people who enjoy their work. I know I do. Most people work full-time, so that's at least 40 hours a week. No matter what your job is, it can take a toll on your body, causing physical problems and pain. Seeing a chiropractor can be very helpful for anyone in any occupation.

Physical Labor

Fields such as construction work, carpentry, auto mechanics, and landscaping generally involve heavy lifting. There are also tools that can stress various parts of the body through their use. It is common for workers in these types of jobs to experience back, neck, and joint pain. This can be due to subluxations in the spine or joints or compressed vertebrae. These types of injuries can cause you to miss time off work as well as experience pain. Chiropractic care can provide relief. A chiropractor can locate any of these problems and make adjustments. This can relieve pain and get back to peak physical condition and on the job.

Working in an Office

Office workers primarily use their minds. There generally isn't heavy lifting, so it can't be physically taxing. The truth is that sitting at a desk for hours at a time can be harmful to the back and neck, especially if your posture is poor and your workspace is not set up ergonomically. The same subluxations and compressed discs that plague the physical crowd can afflict an office worker. Therefore a chiropractor can help the desk jockey every bit as much as the heavy lifter. 

Spending Your Shift on Your Feet

Some employees don't lift and don't sit but are on their feet most of the day. Bartenders, servers in restaurants, the cop on the beat. All of these people are chronic standers at work. This is a situation that can do the same kind of damage to the spine and joints. It's hard to maintain perfect posture for hours and if you are on a hard surface, that just makes it worse. For people who stand all day, the chiropractor may also be a great source of relief.

In order to live, you need a source of income. No matter what you do or how much you enjoy it, it can put stress on your body and cause pain. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment and you may find that regular visits to a chiropractor keep you free from pain and going strong.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.

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