Over five million Americans experience a work-related injury each year, many resulting in back pain.
In fact, many companies hire a supervisor to manage risk or designate a specific employee to keep an eye out for safety hazards and, hopefully, reduce the risk of potential injuries.
The Chiropractors at AICA Marietta took a look at a few job professions and have a few recommendations for what can be done to reduce the possibility of experiencing an immediate or long-term injury.
The demands of the modern workplace can create a significant amount of stress for employees who work in office environments or particular professions that require physical labor.
Careers that require an employee to sit for long periods answering phones, typing on a keyboard and staring at a computer monitor create a tremendous amount of stress on the spine and neck.
What can employees who work in this type of environment do to protect themselves?
Semi-truck drivers, delivery persons, and Uber representatives all experience a higher risk for back pain.
In order to prevent back pain from occurring, make sure that you:
Any profession that requires lifting heavy objects, working for long periods outdoors or strenuous physical labor can lead to back pain.
In order to prevent this from happening, try to keep the following recommendations in mind:
It is critical to maintain a safe workplace environment at all times.
The lighting in your work environment should be sufficient, safety signs should be positioned where they can be easily seen by all employees, and walkways should remain free of debris and clear.
The Chiropractors at AICA Marietta specialize in making sure our patients’ necks remain in proper alignment.
A misalignment can easily happen as a result of a workplace injury.
Coming to see us if this does happen to you is a great place to start your path to recovery.
Our Chiropractors will locate and correct the source of your back pain and give you specific support that allows you to return to work as soon as possible.
You can schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form or by calling us at (770) 383-1435.