Chiropractic Care for Assembly Line Workers
By Sara Butler
Ever since Henry Ford put assembly lines into motion around 1913, workers have stood for hours on end, performing the same tasks time and again, to make ends meet. Still, even since the beginning, factory and assembly line workers have left work with aching backs, sore feet, headaches, and injuries from repetitive motion. If you’re an assembly line worker and you’re not seeing a chiropractor regularly, here’s why you need to!
Standing All Day and Your Health
While standing is not an unnatural position for your body, working in a standing position each day can cause problems. Often, factory workers and assembly line workers find they have problems with stiff neck and shoulder muscles, swelling in the feet and legs, fallen arches, sore feet, low back pain, and muscle fatigue. After a while, posture can become an issue since the muscles become too tired to keep you in a proper, healthy position.
Another issue workers run into is that standing for long periods of time with no breaks for stretching and walking can cause the joints in the spine, knees, hips, and feet to become immobilized -- even just temporarily. This can cause damage over time that degenerates the joint, causing lasting damage to the tendons and ligaments that support the joints as well.
The environment in a factory can cause issues with flexibility, mobility, and pain. The nature of the job itself puts demands on the body that can lead to health conditions and injuries, such as:
- Overexertion – Pulling, standing, and lifting can take its toll on the body, especially if you don’t get enough breaks
- Repetitive motion injuries – Performing the same task time and again can lead to injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Body movement injuries – Constant twisting, reaching, bending, and crawling can cause issues with the joints and muscles
How Chiropractic Can Help
Regular chiropractic care can help to keep your body flexible and help increase the range of motion. It’s a natural, effective, and non-invasive way to control pain and prevent future joint damage and muscle problems. Regular chiropractic treatment can also help your body better manage the stress of going through the motions on an assembly line.
If you’re a factory or assembly line worker, or simply someone who's their feet all day, come to The Joint Chiropractic today for an evaluation to help you have a healthier future!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.