Benefits of Onsite Chiropractic Care
As the body of research provided increases, we become more aware that chiropractic care has the ability to improve outcomes in so many different musculoskeletal conditions. When chiropractic care is applied in corporate wellness settings, there are various opportunities for chiropractic care to not only improve the musculoskeletal health of the employee population, but to ensure that a company or business is performing at the best capacity possible.
Often times in businesses that involve a lot of time spent on computers, there is the tendency to arch shoulders and hunch over computers to get the day’s work done. When this happens over a prolonged period of time, the weight of the head places a significant amount of stress on the neck and the cervical spine. Additionally, the lack of overall physical activity that is associated with many office jobs prevents many workers from contributes to a high level of stiffness in joints, which results in arthritis over the long term.
So how do employers ensure that their employee population is able to guarantee a certain level of musculoskeletal health with long periods of time spent at the computer? To combat this problem, many different employers are incorporating chiropractic care into their corporate wellness programs in an effort to give employees an opportunity to improve their musculoskeletal health outcomes. While some companies give employees access to chiropractic care at external clinics, others are incorporating chiropractic care clinics into their wellness programs onsite, meaning that employees do not have to travel outside of their company’s campus or office space to receive chiropractic treatment.
In many professional settings, employees visit the doctor most frequently for musculoskeletal health problems. Whether it is lower back pain, neck pain, hip problems, or knee pain, chiropractic care can restore proper alignment in the body to ensure that the body is moving in the right pattern of locomotion. Chiropractic has even been shown to be effective with treating other conditions such as carpal tunnel and even stress.
By ensuring that employees can receive chiropractic care onsite rather than having to leave work and pursue chiropractic care, employers can bring about the best musculoskeletal health outcomes in their employee population and contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of their workers’ contributions to the company. They may also be able to reduce overall healtchare costs as chiropractic can be used as both maintenace or preventative care for other illnesses or injuries.